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More people are looking for work in the island

There are around 900  18 to -24-year-olds in Blackpool claiming JobSeekers Allowance. Below: Gareth Carr and (below) Michelle Smith.

There are around 900 18 to -24-year-olds in Blackpool claiming JobSeekers Allowance. Below: Gareth Carr and (below) Michelle Smith.

The number of people out of work in the Isle of Man has risen.

At the end of December registered unemployment stood at 1,159, up 42 in a month.

The figure in December 2012 was 1,020, so the annual rise was 139.

During December 2013, 160 people signed on and 118 signed off the unemployment register, an increase of 42 in the total.

Of this total, 807 are males and 352 are females.

During the month, 317 vacancies were notified to the Job Centre during the month and at the end of the month 137 positions were still vacant and held on file.

The island’s unemployment rate is 2.6 per cent. In the UK, it was 7.4 per cent in November. December’s UK figure has not yet been published.

 

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