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Number out of work rises

THE number of people out of work in the island has risen, according to the latest official statistics.

The Treasury’s economic affairs division says that at the end of last month, the figure stood at 1,020, a rise of six on the previous month.

That’s a rate of 2.3 per cent.

During the month 162 signed on and 156 signed off.

At the end of the month, 113 positions were still vacant and held on file.

More on this story in tomorrow’s Manx Independent.

 

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