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Isle of Man Labour Market

Key Points as at the end of April 2019: 

  • The number of registered unemployed decreased by 93 compared with April 2018
  • 106 persons signed onto and 141 persons left the register over the month. The net movement was a decrease of 35 persons on the register between April 2019 and March 2019
  • The unemployment rate for April is 0.7% this is a decrease of 0.1% from the previous month March 2019. The unemployment rate is the proportion of economically active population registered unemployed
  • During the month, 885 job vacancies were notified to the Job Centre. At the end of the month, 670 remained 54% (362) were full time positions and 46% (308) were part time
  • ILO estimate: It is estimated that 759 individuals are unemployed and looking for work in April 2019, compared with 794 in March 2019. This amounts to an unemployment rate of 1.8%. See Methodology section for further details
Registered UnemployedMalesFemalesTotalRate %
Current (April 2019) 227 87 314 0.7%
-1 month (March 2019) 253 96 349 0.8%
-1 year (April 2018) 291 116 407 1.0%


  • 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
  • Additional statistics may be available on request; please contact Economic Affairs should you have any queries
  • Long term unemployed are those who have been registered unemployed for 12 months or longer.

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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