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Numbers working better than feared says minister

Cannan says end of MERA will give true picture

The true picture of unemployment on the Island won't be known for another month according to the treasury minister.

This week Alfred Cannan revealed the number of people without a job as of last Friday is 945. 

It's dropped since April, when a record 1,300 people were unemployed amid the height of the health crisis.

Salary support schemes ended for most sectors last week, with payments of the Manx Earnings Replacement Allowance to stop by Sunday (20 Sep).

Mr Cannan says current unemployment levels aren't as bad as initially feared:    

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