Unemployment up

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THE unemployment rate stood at 2 per cent last month.

Treasury statistics show unemployment increased by 40 to 846 throughout June. In that time, 243 signed on the register and 203 signed off. Of the total unemployed, 604 were men and 242 women.

A total of 543 job vacancies were notified to the Job Centre in June and at the end of the month 272 were still vacant and held on file.

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