By Ross Findon
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
THERE has been a ten per cent rise in the number of people claiming Jobseeker's Allowance, figures released today (Wednesday) have revealed.
The number of people aged 16 to 64 who claim the out-of-work benefit rose from 3,155 to 3,475, an increase of 10.14 per cent.
It was the biggest rise in a one month period in almost a year and meant 4.1 per cent of people in the age group on the Isle of Wight were claiming Jobseeker's Allowance.
That was compared with 2.4 per cent in the South East and 3.7 per cent in the UK. Nationally the number of claimants fell by 0.1 per cent.
The number of claimants aged 18 to 24 on the Isle of Wight rose from 930 to 1,015 — meaning almost 10 per cent of people in that age group on the Isle of Wight claimed Jobseeker's Allowance.
In November 2011 the figure was 1,090 or 10.6 per cent.
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