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Data Update | Job Seekers Allowance

19 April 2018

The February 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 February 2018, the Fife rate of total JSA claimants is 1.3% . The Fife rate has dropped from 2.4% since April 2016 remaining at 1.5% for 4 months, then 1.4% last month. The Scotland rate dropped from 1.7% to 1.2% from April 2016, remained at 1.2% for 4 months and then increased to 1.3% last month, it remains 1.3% this month.

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

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