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Unemployment increases by 32 in July

More than 330 Manx residents registered out of work

Unemployment on the Isle of Man saw a small increase last month.

The number of Manx residents registered as out of work and looking for employment rose to 334 - a jump of 32 people.

Compared to the same month last year, the figure is 13 people higher.

The figure gives the Island an unemployment rate of 0.8% for July, up from 0.7% in June.

During the month, 147 people signed on to the unemployment register, while 115 left.

Two hundred and thirty-one of those out of work are male, which is 69% of those registered unemployed, in addition to 103 females.

At the end of the month, 668 of the 835 jobs notified to the Job Centre in July remained vacant.

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