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Weekly economic indicators 18/09/2020

Sep 18, 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 13 September 2020

  • the total number of people registered as ASW  was 1,490; this total is 60 lower than a week earlier and 540 higher than at the end of the comparable week a year earlier (15 September 2019) 
  • a greater number of females (780 individuals) than males (710 individuals) were registered as ASW
  • there were 6,260 active Income Support claims, 10 higher compared with 6 September 2020, and 660 more than a year earlier (31 August 2019). This latest number of claims provided support for:
    • 8,040 adults 
    • 3,180 children
  • under Phase Two of the Government Co-Funded Payroll Scheme over £75.6 million had been paid out for a total 13,140 claims  from April, May, June, July and August 2020
  • public transport usage increased (up by 25%) compared with the previous week
  • road usage increased (up by 4%) compared with the previous week and was essentially at the same level as in the comparable week of 2019

On 11 September 2020

  • around 55 loans had been approved under the Business Disruption Loan Guarantee Scheme; the total amount of loans approved was £3,176,700, of which £3,053,700 had been drawn down
  • there were 30 residential properties transacted through the Royal Court, 24 of which were eligible to be included in the Jersey House Price Index 

Read the full report

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