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Weekly economic indicators 24 July 2020

Jul 24, 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 19 July 2020

  • the total number of people registered as ASW  was 1,790; this total is 40 lower than a week earlier and 910 higher than at the end of the comparable week a year earlier (21 July 2019) 

  • a greater number of females (940 individuals) than males (840 individuals) were registered as ASW

  • more people were de-registered (60 individuals) than registered (40 individuals) during this week

  • there were 6,380 active Income Support claims, 30 lower compared with 12 July 2020, and 760 more than a year earlier (31 July 2019). This latest number of claims provided support for:

    • 8,260 adults 

    • 3,220 children

  • there were 140 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:

    • 170 adults 

    • 30 children

  • under Phase Two of the Government Co-Funded Payroll Scheme almost £54.4 million had been paid out for a total 9,130 claims  from April, May and June 2020

  • public transport usage increased by 2% and road usage increased by 1% compared with the previous week

On 17 July 2020

  • around 55 loans had been approved under the Business Disruption Loan Guarantee Scheme; the total amount of loans approved was £3,073,700, of which £2,953,700 had been drawn down

  • there were 35 residential properties transacted through the Royal Court, 27 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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