Isle of Man Labour Market
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 Unemployed||Males||Females||Total||Rate %|
|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.
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