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JSA CLAIMANTS SIGNIFICANTLY DOWN ON 2013

jobcentresignThe number of unemployed Islanders claiming the benefit Jobseekers Allowance was significantly lower last month than in August 2013, according to figures released today (Wednesday).

A total of 1,502 Isle of Wight residents were claiming JSA during August, a drop of 1,218 claimants year-on-year. It reveals a drop of 122 claimants from 1,624 in July 2014.

The number of claimants is expected to rise again over the next two months with the Summer period drawing to a close resulting in seasonal jobs ending.

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A total of 1.9% of the Island’s resident population aged between 16-64 are claiming JSA.

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