The total number of claimants fell from 2,795 to 2,720, between July and August, according to the Office of National Statistics (ONS) released today (Wednesday).
That represented 3.3% of 16 to 64 year olds, in line with the national average, but higher than the South East, where the figure was 2%. It was a fall compared with August 2011, when the figure was 2,955.
Despite another fall in the number of 18 to 24 year olds claiming the benefit on the Isle of Wight, the figure remained far higher than in other parts of the South East.
The figures showed 700 young people were claiming JSA in August, the equivalent of 7.1% of the age group on the Isle of Wight, compared with 3.7% in the South East and 6.1 per cent nationally.
The number of 25 to 49 year olds claiming the benefit fell from 1,435 to 1,400, or 3.5%, also in line with the national average but higher than the South East, where the figure was 2.1%.