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Weekly economic indicators 14 August 2020

Aug 14, 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 9 August 2020

  • the total number of people registered as ASW  was 1,680; this total is 60 lower than a week earlier and 840 higher than at the end of the comparable week a year earlier (11 August 2019) 
  • a greater number of females (880 individuals) than males (800 individuals) were registered as ASW
  • there were 6,310 active Income Support claims, 20 lower compared with 2 August 2020, and 690 more than a year earlier (31 July 2019). This latest number of claims provided support for:
    • 8,130 adults 
    • 3,200 children
  • there were 90 active CRESS claims (for individuals having less than 5 years residency); this latest number was 20 lower than a week earlier. These claims provided support for:
    • 120 adults 
    • 20 children
  • under Phase Two of the Government Co-Funded Payroll Scheme over £63.6 million had been paid out for a total 10,850 claims  from April, May, June and July 2020
  • public transport usage increased (by 11%) and road usage was essentially unchanged compared with the previous week

On 7 August 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 39 residential properties transacted through the Royal Court, 28 of which were eligible to be included in the Jersey House Price Index 

Read the full report here

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