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Unemployment up slightly

Figure still lowest for that month since 2002

Unemployment on the Island went up 0.1% last month - with 8 more people registered unemployed compared to the end of June.

However, the figure still represents the lowest unemployment for a July since 2002, with 99 fewer people than the same month last year.

321 people were looking for work at the end of July, 70% of them male, representing an unemployment rate of 0.8%.

The catering and entertainment industry had the highest number of job vacancies - 137 - with the business services sector having the most unemployed people at 35.

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