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NUMBER OF JSA CLAIMANTS FALLS SLIGHTLY IN AUGUST

jobcenter400The number of people claiming the unemployment benefit Jobseekers Allowance (JSA) fell slightly during August to 1,172.

In July a total of 1,212 Islanders aged 18-65 were claiming JSA, however last month that number fell by 40. Year-on-year, the Island has seen a fall of 330 claimants compared to August 2014.

The number is expected to rise during September as the summer season ends, leaving many residents unemployed.

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