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Data Update | Job Seekers Allowance

17 October 2017

The August 2017 Job Seekers Allowance (JSA) data for Fife is now available to view on KnowFife at datazone level upwards.

This includes figures on JSA claimants by gender, age and duration.

In August 2017, the Fife rate of total JSA claimants is 1.7% which is just lower than the average percent since October 2016. The Fife rate has dropped from 2.4% since April 2016 remaining at 1.7% for the last 4 months. The Scotland rate has dropped from 1.7% to 1.4% since April 2016, remaining at 1.4% for the last 4 months.

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Within Fife, one of Fife's seven Area Committees saw a slight increase in the rate from July 2017 to August 2017, two areas saw a slight decrease whilst the other areas remained the same.

A table with the JSA rates for Fife's Area Committees from March 2017 to August 2017 can be viewed here.

Access to all JSA data at a variety of Geographic levels, can be found here within the Data Picker, custom data selection, under the Theme 'Economy' and Sub-theme 'Job Seekers Allowance'.

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The KnowFife Dataset is part of a suite of knowledge and research products, managed by Fife Council on behalf of Fife's Community Planning partners.