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Data Update | Job Seekers Allowance

05 January 2018

The November 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 November 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, two of Fife's seven Area Committees rates saw a slight increase, two saw a slight decrease and the other three remained the same from October 2017 to November 2017.

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