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One fiftieth of workforce unemployed

Unemployment in the Isle of Man rose slightly during October.

Treasury figures, released today (Thursday), show it stood at 910 at the end of the month, with 669 men and 241 women out of work.

A total of 442 vacancies were notified to the Job Centre during the period, and at the end of the month 195 positions were still vacant and held on file.

The current total represents 2.1 per cent of the economically active population.

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