Isle of Wight May 2015 JSA claimant numbers released

Latest figures (May 2015) are out for those claiming Job Seekers Allowance on the Isle of Wight. See the comparisons with previous months and years, with a breakdown of the number of men and women claiming.

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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.

JSA Male Female chart - May 2015

The bulk of the text (and the graph) was automatically generated by a computer programme. Developed in conjunction with Tony Hirst.

Wednesday, 17th June, 2015 9:48am



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  1. The West Midlands figure of 5.5% puts it in perspective with our 1.1%.

    Birmingham and Coventry were once the manufacturing hubs of Great Britain.

    The people from the Midlands used to feed much of the tourism in England from workers’ annual holidays, retirees came with their little pension pots and pensions.

    The flagship engineering company, happens to be Tata Jaguar, which is due to cut one of its two factories in Birmingham.Ironically Tata Steel is also taking “productivity” measures by cutting workers’ pensions and increasing the Monopoly claim on added value.The workers voted to strike to oppose Monopoly Right.

    Without regeneration of manufacturing there is not much hope for the wealth creating economy. The decline looks like it could be permanent.

    The most important aspect of the Queen’s speech talked about ‘productivity’, yet how can it be achieved with a shrinking manufacturing sector that is like likely to fall to 9% GDP?

    Growth is the key, through investment, it is not possible without growth of the means of production, relying on existing capacity is not enough.

    Unfortunately it is not the Government that has control over investment, it is the multinational and transnational corporations.

    It is a political/economic problem but how can it be solved?

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