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February unemployment figures lowest for four years

Unemployment fell again on the Island last month (Feb)

Nine hundred and thirty people were registered as unemployed - the lowest February figure for four years - and 43 down on January.

The number is 216 lower than February 2014 and represents an unemployment rate of 2.1%, a fall of 0.1% on the previous month.

Seventy per cent of the unemployed are men and 30% women and nearly half of those unemployed are under the age of 30.

At the end of February 447 positions were still vacant at the Job Centre.

 

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