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Economic indicators report 16/10/2020

Oct 16, 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.

After this latest report, Statistics Jersey will move to producing this report on a monthly basis. We aim to publish the next report, relating to figures up to the end of October 2020, in early November 2020.


On 11 October 2020

  • the total number of people registered as ASW  was 1,540; this total is 40 lower than a week earlier and 650 higher than at the end of the comparable week a year earlier (13 October 2019) 
  • a greater number of females (870 individuals) than males (670 individuals) were registered as ASW
  • there were 6,150 active Income Support claims, 30 lower compared with 4 October 2020, and 570 more than a year earlier (30 September 2019). This latest number of claims provided support for:
    • 7,820 adults 
    • 3,160 children
  • under Phase Two of the Government Co-Funded Payroll Scheme almost £78.6 million had been paid out for a total 13,610 claims  from April, May, June, July and August 2020
  • under Phase Three of the Government Co-Funded Payroll Scheme almost £2.7 million had been paid out for a total 740 claims from September 2020
  • public transport usage increased (by 5%) compared with the previous week

On 9 October 2020

  • there were 21 residential properties transacted through the Royal Court, 16 of which were eligible to be included in the Jersey House Price Index 

Read the full report

Government of Jersey News Release.

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