Jobseekers claimants on the decrease

Jobseekers claimants on the decrease

Jobseekers claimants on the decrease

First published in Devon

THE number of people claiming Jobseekers Allowance in Devon has decreased by 8%, or 568 claimants, between February and March 2014.

The total number of claimants now stands at just 1.4% of Devon's working age population, down from 1.6% in February 2014. This is roughly half the national rate of 2.9%.

Compared to March 2013, Devon's claimant count last month was 3,108 claimants lower - a drop of 31.4%. Since last June, the number of people claiming JSA in Devon has been at its lowest level for 5 years and the rate is still dropping.

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