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 2 August 2020
- the total number of people registered as ASW was 1,740; this total is 20 lower than a week earlier and 880 higher than at the end of the comparable week a year earlier (4 August 2019)
- a greater number of females (920 individuals) than males (820 individuals) were registered as ASW
- there were 6,330 active Income Support claims, 40 lower compared with 26 July 2020, and 710 more than a year earlier (31 July 2019). This latest number of claims provided support for:
- 8,180 adults
- 3,200 children
- there were 110 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:
- 140 adults
- 20 children
- under Phase Two of the Government Co-Funded Payroll Scheme over £56.5 million had been paid out for a total 9,470 claims from April, May and June 2020
- public transport usage and road usage increased slightly compared with the previous week, up by 2% and 1%, respectively
On 31 July 2020
- around 55 loans had been approved under the Business Disruption Loan Guarantee Scheme; the total amount of loans approved was £3,098,700, of which £2,993,700 had been drawn down
- there were 34 residential properties transacted through the Royal Court, 26 of which were eligible to be included in the Jersey House Price Index
Government of Jersey News Release.