Figures came out today for the number of unemployed claimants on the Isle of Wight, which show that 1,379 people were claiming Job Seekers Allowance (JSA) in May 2015.
Unemployment Benefit figures released by the Office for National Statistics show a fall of 138 since April 2015, which reported 1,517 JSA claimants, and a decrease of 653 from May 2014 (2,032).
Female / male balance
The number of women claiming JSA on the Isle of Wight in May 2015 was 443, whilst 936 men were recorded as claiming JSA. Last month saw a total of 1,517, of which 1,028 applicants were male and 489 were female. At the same time last year, 1,387 applicants were male and 645 were female.
The bulk of the text (and the graph) was automatically generated by a computer programme. Developed in conjunction with Tony Hirst.