Isle of Man Labour Market
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 Unemployed||Males||Females||Total||Rate %|
|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:
+44 1624 685752