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Weekly economic indicators - 07 August 2020

Aug 07, 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.

Summary

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 

Read the full report here

Government of Jersey News Release.

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