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Unemployment up on Island

There's been a small rise in the number of people out of work in the Island.

A total of 1182 people were without a job by the end of last month, an unemployment rate of 2.6 per cent.

During January an additional 23 people joined the unemployment register compared to the previous month. 

Managers, clerical and admin staff were among white collar workers seeking jobs. 

Figures from the Treasury also show a post-Christmas rise in the number unemployed in hotel, catering and bar work, and in retail and sales.

Year-on-year, the Island's jobless total rose by just six in January.


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