Exmouth jobseeker's claimants down in September

PUBLISHED: 09:51 20 October 2016

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The number of people claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA) in Exmouth went down in the month of September, figures have shown.

Data from the Office for National Statistics shows that in Exmouth’s EX8 and EX9 postcodes, the number of claimants was 152 – down by one from August.

The figure was also lower than September last year when there were 201 claimants.

This trend mirrors that of the county as a whole which has seen a new historic low after falling by 101 during September.

There are now 2,848 people claiming JSA in Devon.

Devon County Councillor Andrew Leadbetter, cabinet member for economy and growth, said: “It is fantastic to see JSA claimants continue to fall, even in this period of economic uncertainty.

“We continue to work closely with local businesses, educational institutions and the Local Enterprise Partnership to support schemes which aim to reduce unemployment and strengthen the Devon economy.

“The second round of our Community Impact Support Scheme is providing grants to community projects supporting adjustment to welfare reforms.

“We are also funding new additions to our network of Work Hubs, providing a range of much needed workspace for start-ups and small businesses.

“This is in addition to our network of innovation centres and provision of a range of support to businesses across Devon.”

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