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Benefits paid to those actively seeking work (FOI)

Benefits paid to those actively seeking work (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 02 November 2021.
Prepared internally, no external costs.


In view of the supposed labour shortage, how many people of working age are in receipt of benefits whilst registered as unemployed?


This information is in the public domain, published on the Government of Jersey website and therefore Article 23 of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011 is applied.

R September 2021 Registered ASW 20211006 SJ.pdf (

Article applied

Article 23 - Information accessible to applicant by other means

(1) Information is absolutely exempt information if it is reasonably available to the applicant, otherwise than under this Law, whether or not free of charge.

(2) A scheduled public authority that refuses an application for information on this ground must make reasonable efforts to inform the applicant where the applicant may obtain the information.

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