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Weekly economic indicators - 28 August 2020

Aug 28, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic it is important for key economic information to be available in a timely manner, to inform decision makers, businesses and members of the public. Therefore, in the short term, Statistics Jersey will be producing this report on a weekly basis.


On 23 August 2020

  • the total number of people registered as ASW was 1,610; this total is 40 lower than a week earlier and 790 higher than at the end of the comparable week a year earlier (25 August 2019)
  • a greater number of females (840 individuals) than males (770 individuals) were registered as ASW
  • there were 6,290 active Income Support claims, essentially unchanged compared with 16 August 2020, and 690 more than a year earlier (31 August 2019). This latest number of claims provided support for:
      • 8,100 adults
      • 3,200 children
  • there were 80 active CRESS claims (for individuals having less than 5 years residency); this latest number was essentially unchanged compared with a week earlier. These claims provided support for:
      • 90 adults
      • 20 children
  • under Phase Two of the Government Co-Funded Payroll Scheme over £67.1 million had been paid out for a total 11,460 claims from April, May, June and July 2020
  • public transport usage increased (by 4%) and road usage was essentially unchanged when compared with the previous week

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