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 published by the Office for National Statistics show that 1,325 people in the Isle of Wight area were claiming Job Seekers Allowance (JSA) during October 2015.

The figures show a rise of 107 since September 2015, which saw 1,218 JSA claimants, and a large fall of 278 from October 2014 (1,603).

Of this month’s total figure, 860 applicants were male (up 47 on last month, down 216 on this time last year) and 465 female, (up 60 on last month, down 62 on this time last year).

Percentages
That means 1.6% of the resident population of area aged 16-64 is claiming JSA – 0.6% more than the rest of the South East (1%), and 0.1% less than the whole of the UK (1.6%).

The percentage rate of persons claiming JSA for the United Kingdom region in October 2015 was 7.07%, based on 664,130 claimants and population all aged 16 & over of 9,396,700 (Jan 2004-Dec 2004 figure).

JSA Figures October 2015

JSA Figures October 2015

The text and graphs of this article were automatically generated by a computer programmed developed in conjunction with Tony Hirst.

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Wednesday, 11th November, 2015 9:55am

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5 Comments

  1. ‘The percentage rate of persons claiming JSA for the Isle of Wight region in October 2015 was 0.01%, based on 1,325 claimants and population all aged 16 & over of 9,396,700 (Jan 2004-Dec 2004 figure).’
    This is meaningless, if not misleading. It’s the percentage of people living in the IoW who are claiming JSA compared to the total number of people of working age in the IoW that is important, not those in ‘the region’, which contains over nine million people. (It would be interesting to know the percentage among all those living within the region who are claiming JSA, but that is a different statistic.)

    • Sally Perry


      11.Nov.2015 12:12pm

      Thanks for bringing that to our attention. We’re taking a look at it, but looks like there was a hiccup with the automated system.

      I’ve just added the regional comparisons.

  2. Rod Manley


    11.Nov.2015 12:02pm

    How many are the last lot of Gurit? Will the next figures reflect the latest announcement?

  3. The figures might suggest this, but I’ve never known a period when so many of my mates are being made redundant

  4. Same news this time every year. On the flip side I was talking to someone I know who is long term unemployed. Suggested a job I spotted in the paper and their reply was ‘ don’t want to work afternoons’. Apparently his long term unemployed girlfriend didn’t want to either.

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