Isle of Wight JSA claimant numbers released

Latest figures are out for those claiming Job Seekers Allowance on the Isle of Wight

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Figures for unemployed claimants came out this morning which show that 1,517 people on the Isle of Wight were claiming Job Seekers Allowance (JSA) in April 2015.

Unemployment Benefit figures released by the Office for National Statistics show a fall of 306 since March, which reported 1,823 JSA claimants, and a fall of 768 from April 2014 (2,285).

That means 1.9% of the resident population of area aged 16-64 is claiming JSA – 0.7% more than the rest of the South East (1.2%), and the same as the whole of the UK (1.9%).

Article edit
Incorrect figure for March claimants amended.

Wednesday, 13th May, 2015 12:54pm

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  1. How can I put it to not be offending anyone, but I think the UK is hiding a higher Unemployment figure as it shows,
    the bad productivity figures from last week are proof!
    As productivity gets divided by the known working population minus the unemployed, who do they want to dupe?
    Perhaps the Rating Agencies?

    “This is a major issue for the UK economy – after all, productivity is simply a measure of how good the economy is at generating growth (for every hour workers put in).”

    http://news.sky.com/story/1483183/productivity-at-heart-of-uk-growth-concerns

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