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Unemployment

Isle of Man Labour Market

Key Points as at the end of September 2018: 

  • The number of registered unemployed decreased by 7 compared with September 2017.
  • 128 persons signed onto and 133 persons left the register over the month.  The net movement was an decrease of 5 persons on the register between September 2018 and August 2018.
  • The unemployment rate for September is 0.8%, remaining the same as the previous month August 2018.  The unemployment rate is the proportion of economically active population registered unemployed.
  • During the month 843 job vacancies were notified to the Job Centre.  At the end of the month, 513 remained. 71% (362) were full time positions and 29% (151) were part time.
  • It is estimated that 776 individuals are unemployed and looking for work in September 2018, compared with 781 in August 2018.  This amounts to an unemployment rate of 1.8%. See Methodology section for further details.
  • The registered unemployed figure for this month is the lowest August figure since 2002.
Registered UnemployedMalesFemalesTotalRate %
Current (Sept 2018) 226 105 331 0.8%
-1 month (August 2018) 224 112 336 0.8%
-1 year (Sept 2017) 225 113 338 0.9%

Notes:

  • 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.

Provisional Release Dates for the Isle of Man Inflation Report

Official StatisticRelease Date 2018/19
January 2018  9 February 2018
February 2018 9  March 2018
March 2018 13 April 2018
April 2018 11 May 2018
May 2018 18 June 2018
June 2018 16 July 2018
July 2018 20 August 2018
August 2018 17 September 2018
September 2018 15 October 2018
October 2018 19 November 2018
November 2018 17 December 2018
December 2018 14 January 2019

For more information contact:

Economic Affairs Division

Cabinet Office

Government Offices

Bucks Road

Douglas

IM1 3PN.

Telephone:+44 1624 685752

Email:Send Email

 

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