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Data Update | Job Seekers Allowance

30 November 2017

The October 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 October 2017, the Fife rate of total JSA claimants is 1.5% . The Fife rate has dropped from 2.4% since April 2016 remaining at 1.7% for 4 months before this last drop. The Scotland rate has dropped from 1.7% to 1.2% since April 2016, remaining at 1.4% for 4 months before this last drop.

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Within Fife, four of Fife's seven Area Committees rates remained the same from September 2017 to October 2017, all other area’s rates decreased.

A table with the JSA rates for Fife's Area Committees from May 2017 to October 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.