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Weekly economic indicators published 22 May

22 May 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 17 May 2020
  • the total number of people registered as ASW was 2,330; this total is 50 higher than a week earlier and 1,480 higher than at the end of the comparable week a year earlier (19 May 2019)
  • similar numbers of females (1,180 individuals) and males (1,150 individuals) were registered as ASW
  • almost a third (32%) of all people registered as ASW had been registered for less than one month
  • there were 6,530 active Income Support claims, 30 more than on 10 May 2020, and 920 more than a year earlier (31 May 2019). This latest number of claims provided support for:
    • 8,390 adults 
    • 3,410 children
  • there were 300 active CRESS claims (for individuals having less than 5 years residency); this latest number was 10 lower than a week earlier. These claims provided support for:
    • 390 adults 
    • 60 children
  • a total of 2,520 businesses, covering 12,420 employees, had claimed funding under Phase 2 of the Government Co-Funded Payroll Scheme; around £16.5 million had been paid out under this Scheme
  • road usage and public transport usage both increased compared with the previous week
On 15 May 2020
  • around 30 loans had been approved under the Business Disruption Loan Guarantee Scheme; the total amount of loans approved was £1,466,000, of which £926,000 had been drawn down
  • there were 5 properties transacted through the Royal Court which were eligible to be included in the Jersey House Price Index 

Read the full report here

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