Fall in Devon JSA claimants is double national average

The number of Job Seeker's Allowance (JSA) claimants in Devon fell by 206 between February and March 2016, a fall of 5.5 per cent.

The drop is more than double the fall for the UK over the same period, which is 2.2 per cent.

3,718 people in Devon were claiming JSA at the end of March.

All of Devon's districts saw falls in claimants, the largest being in Teignbridge...

Devon's JSA claimants fall 12% in a year

The number of Job Seeker’s Allowance (JSA) claimants in Devon has fallen by 12 per cent in a year.

JSA claims in January 2016 increased slightly by 150 compared to the previous month, December 2015 with the total now standing at 3,752 claimants.

Despite this small rise, the figure is still 12% lower than the same period last year, and 65% lower than January 2012.


Devon’s JSA claimants fall in November

The number of people in Devon claiming Job Seeker’s Allowance (JSA) in November fell by 85 compared to the previous month.

And 65 of those people were aged under 24.

At the end of November the total number of claimants stood at 3,693.

Overall the claimant rate for Devon – the percentage of Devon’s working age population claiming JSA – is 0.8%, far below the UK average...

Just the job for those seeking work

The employment figure from July to September 2015 is up, 177,000 more people are in work than between April to June.

This is great news for the UK and the south west has one of the lowest rates of unemployment in the UK. That’s great news for our local economy.

But there are still some people who find it hard to get back to work, and the longer you are out of the workplace,...

Record Rise of 2.58m in South West Employment Rate

The employment rate in the South West has increased by a record 2.58 million in three months, according to figures published by the Office for National Statistics this morning.

The figures show that nationally the employment rate is now at 72.3%, the highest it has been since the recession began in 2008 with job numbers increasing by 105,000 on the quarter to reach 30.19 million for...

Unemployment up again, but still well below national average

In line with the national trend, the number of people claiming Job Seekers Allowance (JSA) in Devon has increased slightly in January. It now stands at 7,060 claimants or 1.6% of the working age population.

The number of people aged 24 and under claiming JSA also increased very slightly, and now stands at 1,845 claimants or 26.2% of total JSA claimants in Devon.

The increase in...

Rise in Devon jobseeker numbers goes against national trend

The number of Job Seekers Allowance (JSA) claimants in Devon has increased slightly for the second month in a row.

During December 2013, the number of people claiming JSA increased by 88 claimants (1.3%) and now stands at 6,667.

Although this contrasts with the national trend, which has seen a decrease, the JSA claimant rate in Devon stands at 1.5% of the working age population...

Increased mental health issues for South West's young jobless

Almost one in five young people from the South West (18 per cent) have experienced mental health issues as a direct result of unemployment, warns a new report.

The region has seen a 246 per cent increase in the number of young people claiming benefits for more than six months since the beginning of the recession.

Nationally, the report found that young people who are long-term...

Unemployment rises in Devon

The number of people claiming Job Seekers Allowance (JSA) in Devon has risen for the first time since February 2013, with figures increasing by 66 claimants over the past month. Claimants in Devon have gone up from 6,513 in October to 6,579 in November meaning a 1% increase from last month.

The news comes the same day as the Office for National Statistics (ONS) report reveals that the...

Number of jobseekers in Devon continues to fall

The number of people claiming Job Seekers Allowance (JSA) in Devon is continuing to fall, with figures decreasing by 204 claimants over the past month.

Claimants in Devon have fallen from 6,717 in September to 6,513 in October meaning that figures have now decreased over the past eight consecutive months.

Year on year, the number of people claiming JSA in Devon has fallen by 2,...