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Isle of Man Labour Market

January 2017

Key Points, as at the end of January 2017:

  • 601 The number of registered unemployed decreased by 272 persons
    compared with January 2016.

  • 188 persons signed onto and 166 persons left the register over the
    month. The net movement was an increase of 22 persons on the
    register between December 2016 and January 2017.

  • The unemployment rate for January 2017 is 1.3%, remaining the same as the previous month December 2016. The unemployment rate is the proportion of economically active population registered

  • During the month 859 job vacancies were notified to the Job
    Centre. At the end of the month, 554 remained. 80% (442) were
  • full time positions and 20% (112) were part time .

  • 68% of the unemployed are male (406) and 32% are female (195).

  • 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 January figure since 2007.

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

  • At the end of December, 327 positions were still vacant at the Job Centre; of these 80% were full-time (442) and 20% part-time (112).
Registered UnemployedMalesFemalesTotalRate %
Current (Jan 2017) 406 195 601 1.3%
-1 month (Dec 2016) 398 181 579 1.3%
-1 year (Jan 2016) 607 266 873 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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