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Unemployment twice as high as this time last year

Latest figures show 756 people are out of work

The number of people out of work on the Isle of Man decreased slightly last month, but is twice as high as it was this time last year.

The latest figures released by the government show 756 people were unemployed at the end of December, down 17 compared to November.

However, it's a big jump compared to the same month in the previous year, when just 376 people were looking for jobs.

It gives the Island an unemployment rate of 1.8%.

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