Figures were released today (15th July) for unemployed claimants which show that 1,221 people on the Isle of Wight were claiming Job Seekers Allowance (JSA) in June 2015.
Unemployment Benefit figures released by the Office for National Statistics show a decrease of 158 since May 2015, which reported 1,379 JSA claimants, and a decrease of 534 from June 2014 (1,755).
Last month saw a total figure of 1,379, of which 936 applicants were male and 443 were female.
Of this month’s total figure, 841 applicants were male and 380 were female. At the same time last year, 1195 applicants were male and 560 female.
That means 1.5% of the resident Isle of Wight population aged 16-64 are persons claiming JSA – 0.5% more than the rest of the South East (1.0%), and 0.2% less than the whole of the UK (1.7%).
The bulk of the text (and the graph) was automatically generated by a computer programme. Developed in conjunction with Tony Hirst.