Further fall in Jobseeker's Allowance claims

By Ross Findon

Wednesday, August 13, 2014


CLAIMS for the unemployment benefit Jobseeker's Allowance on the Isle of Wight fell again in July, according to latest figures released today (Wednesday).

The number of 16 to 64 year olds claiming the benefit fell from 1,755 in June to 1,625 in July, which marked a year on year drop of 1,170 when compared with July 2013.

The number was the lowest of any July since 2008.

The Isle of Wight rate represented 2% of 16 to 64 year olds, compared with 1.4% in the South East and 2.4% nationally.

Reporter: ross.findon@iwcp.co.uk


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