On Air Night Flight | Midnight - 5:00am

Return to work schemes 'unnecessary', says Treasury

Island at 20-year unemployment low

The Isle of Man has no 'return-to-work' schemes in place to help long-term unemployed people looking to re-enter the workplace.

The information was revealed by the treasury minister which says data from the Labour Market suggests the Island's unemployment rate is at a 20-year low.

We're told only 5.8-percent of the total register is made up of long-term unemployed residents.

Due to this, the department says it doesn't think it's necessary to introduce the schemes.

More from Isle of Man News