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Isle of Man Labour Market

December 2016

Key Points, as at the end of December 2016:

  • 579 The number of registered unemployed decreased by 282 persons
    compared with December 2015.

  • 99 persons signed onto and 93 persons left the register over the
    month. The net movement was an increase of 6 persons on the
    register between November and December 2016.

  • The unemployment rate for December 2016 is 1.3%, remaining the same as the previous month November 2016. The unemployment rate is the proportion of economically active population registered

  • During the month 462 job vacancies were notified to the Job
    Centre. At the end of the month, 327 remained. 86% (281) were
    full time positions and 14% (46) were part time .

  • 69% of the unemployed are male (398) and 31% are female (181).

  • The unemployment rate is 1.3%. The unemployment rate is the proportion of the economically active population registered as unemployed.

  • The registered unemployment figure for this month is the lowest December figure since 2007.

  • 462 vacancies were notified to the Job Centre during the month.

  • At the end of November, 327 positions were still vacant at the Job Centre; of these 86% were full-time (281) and 24% part-time (46).
Registered UnemployedMalesFemalesTotalRate %
Current (Dec 2016) 398 181 573 1.3%
-1 month (Nov 2016) 390 183 552 1.2%
-1 year (Dec 2015) 538 266 786 1.9%


  • Registered unemployment is measured as a claimant count; those persons registered for Job Seekers allowance. There is no legal requirement to register to receive Job Seekers Allowance.
  • Long-term unemployed is defined as those individuals who have been unemployed for 12 months or longer.
  • Additional statistics may be available on request; please contact Economic Affairs should you have any queries.

Economic Affairs Division Job market statistics are published monthly by the Economic Affairs Division of the Isle of Man Cabinet Office. For more information contact:

Economic Affairs Division

Cabinet Office

Government Offices

Bucks Road


IM1 3PN.

Telephone:+44 1624 685752

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