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Isle of Man Labour Market

December 2017

Key Points, as at the end of December 2017:

Registered unemployed 335

  • The number of registered unemployed decreased by 244 persons
    compared with December 2016.

  • 93 persons signed onto and 77 persons left the register over the
    month. The net movement was a increase of 16 persons on the
    register between December 2017 and November 2017.

  • The unemployment rate for December 2017 is 0.8%, this is a increase of 0.1% from the previous month November 2017. The unemployment rate is the proportion of economically active population registered unemployed.

  • During the month 391 job vacancies were notified to the Job
    Centre. At the end of the month, 274 remained. 79% (217) were
    full time positions and 21% (57) were part time.

  • 69% of the unemployed are Male (230) and 31% are Female (105).

  • It is estimated that 780 individuals are unemployed and looking for
    work in December 2017, compared with 764 in November 2017. This
    amounts to an unemployment rate of 1.8%. 

  • The registered unemployed figure for this month is the lowest December figure since 2003.

Registered UnemployedMalesFemalesTotalRate %
Current (December 2017) 230 105 335 0.8%
-1 month (November 2017) 204 105 319 0.7%
-1 year (December 2016) 398 181 579 1.3%


  • 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

Email:Send Email


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