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Data Update | Job Seekers Allowance

21 June 2018

The May 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 May 2018, the Fife rate of total JSA claimants is 1.0% . The Fife rate has continued to drop from 2.4% since May 2016. The Scotland rate also continued to drop from 1.7% in May 2016 to 1.2% and then increased to 1.3% in January 2018, it has dropped to 1.2% this month.

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Within Fife, two of Fife's seven Area Committee's rates remained the same, whilst all others reduced from April 2018 to May 2018.

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