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Unemployment rises in October

Island has unemployment rate of 0.8%

The number of people out of work on the Isle of Man increased over the last month.

The latest figures from the Isle of Man Government show there were 332 people registered unemployed at the end of October - an increase of 12 compared to September.

The figure is also slightly higher than at the same time last year, when 325 were looking for employment, and gives the Island an unemployment rate of 0.8%.

Business services, retail distribution and tourist accommodation are the sectors with the highest number of people seeking work, while catering, medical and retail had the most vacancies.

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