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Unemployment reaches 17-year high

Unemployment in the Isle of Man has risen for the fourth month in a row, and is at its highest level in 17 years.

At the end of March 1,208 people were jobless and actively seeking work, an increase of 27 from the previous month.

Barring November, there's been an upward trend in the figure for the past six months.

The last time it was at a similar level was in August 1996, when 1,211 people were out of work.

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