Covid-19 Coronavirus


Isle of Man Labour Market

Key Points as at the end of April 2024:

  • Unemployment has decreased by 11 persons from the previous month (March 2024), and has increased by 19 persons compared with the same month last year (April 2023)

  • The unemployment rate for April 2024 is 0.6%, decreasing by 0.1% on the previous month (March 2024). The unemployment rate is the proportion of economically active population registered unemployed

  • 918 job vacancies remained at the Job centre in April 2024, which is an increase of 81 vacancies compared to the previous month (March 2024). Of these, 58% (528) were full time positions and 42% (390) were part time

Registered unemployedMalesFemalesTotalRate %
Current (April 2024) 191 90 281 0.6%
-1 month (March 2024) 200 92 292 0.7%
-1 year (April 2023) 169 93 262 0.6%


Long term unemployed are those who have been registered unemployed for 12 months or longer.

A vacancy is defined as a vacant position being actively recruited for by an employer, advertised with the IOM Jobcentre. An advertising period of '2 week policy' for non-agency roles, and 3 months for agency roles, was operated but with the introduction of online vacancy forms, employers can (in normal circumstances) now stipulate their own closing date. This 2 week advertising period was reintroduced in early April 2022, to enable monitoring of the status of adverts/vacancies by asking all employers to confirm in writing that they are still actively recruiting. This is important not only to get a more accurate picture of the impact of COVID-19 on Island sectors, but also for Jobseekers when searching for live vacancies. The only exception to our 2 week rule is for public sector vacancies.

Statistics Isle of Man Job market statistics are published monthly by Statistics Isle of Man which is part of the Cabinet Office.

For more information contact:

Statistics Isle of Man

Cabinet Office

Government Offices

Bucks Road


IM1 3PN.

Telephone:+44 1624 685758

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