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Weekly economic indicators published 17/07/2020

Jul 17, 2020

Statistics Jersey have today published their latest economic indicators report. 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 12 July 2020

  • the total number of people registered as ASW  was 1,830; this total is 80 lower than a week earlier and 980 higher than at the end of the comparable week a year earlier (14 July 2019) 
  • a greater number of females (970 individuals) than males (850 individuals) were registered as ASW
  • more people were de-registered (70 individuals) than registered (40 individuals) during this week
  • there were 6,410 active Income Support claims, 30 lower compared with 5 July 2020, and 770 more than a year earlier (30 June 2019). This latest number of claims provided support for:
    • 8,310 adults 
    • 3,220 children
  • there were 160 active CRESS claims (for individuals having less than 5 years residency); this latest number was 10 lower than a week earlier. These claims provided support for:
    • 200 adults 
    • 30 children
  • under Phase Two of the Government Co-Funded Payroll Scheme around £52.2 million had been paid out for a total 8,780 claims  from April, May and June 2020
  • public transport usage increased by 14% and road usage increased by 3% compared with the previous week 

On 10 July 2020

  • around 55 loans had been approved under the Business Disruption Loan Guarantee Scheme; the total amount of loans approved was £3,073,700, of which £2,453,700 had been drawn down
  • there were 16 residential properties transacted through the Royal Court, all of which were eligible to be included in the Jersey House Price Index 

Read the full report here

Government of Jersey News Release.

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