Job Seeker's Allowance claims rise again

The number of Job Seeker’s Allowance (JSA) claimants in Devon increased in line with the national trend by 269 claimants between January 2015 and February 2015.

As a proportion of the working age population, Devon claimants increased very slightly from 0.9% in January to 1% in February, which remains one of the lowest rates on record. Devon’s claimant rate still remains far lower than...

Boost for Devon as Jobseekers fall in April

The number of people claiming Jobseeker's Allowance (JSA) has fallen for the second consecutive month. The percentage of the working age population claiming JSA has now returned to the December 2008 level.

Claimants have dropped from 9,603 in March to 8,849 in April.

The Devon figures reflect the national trend, however the month on month decrease of 7.9% has occurred at a...