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Unemployment falls for sixth consecutive month

797 people without a job

Unemployment on the Island has fallen for a sixth consecutive month after the record high seen in April of this year.

Figures for October show 797 people are now without a job, 88 fewer than in September, but still more than double the total for the same month last year. 

It means the unemployment rate now stands at 1.9%.

Sectors with the highest number of vacancies include health services, catering and retail, and more than half of those positions require no qualifications. 

 

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