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Isle of Man Labour Market

March 2017

Key Points, as at the end of March 2017:

  • 507 The number of registered unemployed decreased by 287 persons
    compared with March 2017.

  • 104 persons signed onto and 171 persons left the register over the
    month. The net movement was an decrease of 67 persons on the
    register between February 2017 and March 2017.

  • The unemployment rate for March 2017 is 1.2%, which is a decrease of 0.1% from previous the month February 2017. The unemployment rate is the proportion of economically active population registered

  • During the month 932 job vacancies were notified to the Job
    Centre. At the end of the month, 580 remained. 75% (379) were full time positions and 35% (201) were part time.

  • 67% of the unemployed are male (341) and 33% are female (166).

  • The unemployment rate is 2%. The unemployment rate is the proportion of the economically active population registered as unemployed.

  • The registered unemployment figure for this month is the lowest March figure since 2004.

Registered UnemployedMalesFemalesTotalRate %
Current (Mar 2017) 341 166 507 1.2%
-1 month (Feb 2017) 396 178 574 1.3%
-1 year (Mar 2016) 549 245 794 2.8%


  • 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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