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Isle of Man Labour Market

February 2017

Key Points, as at the end of February 2017:

  • 574 The number of registered unemployed decreased by 254 persons
    compared with February 2016.

  • 145 persons signed onto and 172 persons left the register over the
    month. The net movement was an decrease of 27 persons on the
    register between January 2017 and February 2017.

  • The unemployment rate for February 2017 is 1.3%, remaining the same as the previous month January 2017. The unemployment rate is the proportion of economically active population registered

  • During the month 876 job vacancies were notified to the Job
    Centre. At the end of the month, 682 remained. 70% (474) were full time positions and 30% (208) were part time.

  • 69% of the unemployed are male (396) and 31% are female (178).

  • 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 February figure since 2005.

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

  • At the end of February, 682 positions were still vacant at the Job Centre; of these 70% were full-time (474) and 30% part-time (208).
Registered UnemployedMalesFemalesTotalRate %
Current (Feb 2017) 396 178 574 1.3%
-1 month (Jan 2017) 406 195 601 1.3%
-1 year (Feb 2016) 568 260 828 2.0%


  • 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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