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Registered unemployment report published

11 October 2023

The registered unemployment report for the third quarter 2023 has been published today by Statistics Jersey. 

Customer and Local Services compiles data on people registered as actively seeking work (ASW) in Jersey. Statistics Jersey independently analyses this anonymised data and publishes a quarterly report. 


Historically, there has been an increase in the number of ASW registrants during the month of September. A key factor in such a specific monthly increase is the requirement for any individual claiming Income Support whose youngest child will reach either age four, five or twelve during the new academic year being required to seek work or seek more hours of work. Additionally, school leavers who have not found employment or are not continuing to higher education are required to register as ASW, if in a household claiming income support. This process happens in the third quarter, after the end of the previous academic year. The seasonally adjusted figures within this report take these annual processes into account. 


On 30 September 2023
  • on a seasonally adjusted basis, the total number of people registered as actively seeking work (ASW) was 40 lower than at the end of the previous quarter and 110 lower compared with a year earlier
  • the non-seasonally adjusted ASW total was 700; this total is 90 higher than the end of the previous quarter and 110 lower compared with a year earlier 
  • a greater number of females (420 individuals) than males (280 individuals) were registered as ASW
  • the total number of long-term ASW (registered for more than twelve months) was 180; this total is 10 higher than the previous quarter and 30 lower compared with a year earlier
  • of the 700 people registered as ASW, 250 individuals were engaged in some form of paid employment and classified as underemployed; this includes 80 individuals who were classified as long-term ASW

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