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Weekly economic indicators published 21 Aug 2020

Aug 21, 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 16 August 2020

  • the total number of people registered as ASW  was 1,650; this total is 30 lower than a week earlier and 820 higher than at the end of the comparable week a year earlier (18 August 2019) 
  • a greater number of females (860 individuals) than males (790 individuals) were registered as ASW
  • there were 6,290 active Income Support claims, 20 lower compared with 9 August 2020, and 690 more than a year earlier (31 August 2019). This latest number of claims provided support for:
    • 8,100 adults 
    • 3,190 children
  • there were 80 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:
    • 110 adults 
    • 20 children
  • under Phase Two of the Government Co-Funded Payroll Scheme almost £66.1 million had been paid out for a total 11,260 claims  from April, May, June and July 2020
  • public transport usage decreased slightly (by 1%) and road usage decreased (by 2%) when compared with the previous week

On 14 August 2020

  • around 55 loans had been approved under the Business Disruption Loan Guarantee Scheme; the total amount of loans approved was £3,158,700, of which £2,993,700 had been drawn down
  • there were 15 residential properties transacted through the Royal Court, 14 of which were eligible to be included in the Jersey House Price Index 

Read the full report

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