Jobseeker's figures down in North Somerset

PUBLISHED: 17:30 28 January 2011

The amount of people claiming JSA in North Somerset have dropped significantly in the last year

The amount of people claiming JSA in North Somerset have dropped significantly in the last year

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LESS people in North Somerset claimed Jobseeker's Allowance (JSA) last year than in 2009, figures from the Department of Work and Pensions have revealed.

Out of the total of around 210,000 people living in the region, 2,613 people claimed the benefit in 2010, in comparison to 3,145 in 2009.

The figures show that 1.24 per cent of adults in the district had been claiming JSA in 2010, in comparison to 1.26 per cent in Somerset and 2.34 per cent in Bristol.

The North Somerset figures also compare favourably to the amount of people who claimed JSA nationwide last year, which stands at 1,456,000 – 2.34 per cent of the population.

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