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Data Update | Job Seekers Allowance

08 March 2018

The January 2018 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 January 2018, the Fife rate of total JSA claimants is 1.4% . The Fife rate has dropped from 2.4% since April 2016 remaining at 1.5% for 4 months before this last drop. The Scotland rate has dropped from 1.7% to 1.2% since April 2016, remaining at 1.2% for 4 months and has now increased to 1.3%.

December 2017January 2018

Within Fife, one of Fife's seven Area Committees rates remained the same, whilst all others reduced from December 2017 to January 2018.

A table with the JSA rates for Fife's Area Committees from August 2017 to January 2018 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.