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Jobseeker numbers continue to fall

Jobseeker numbers continue to fall

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Jobseeker numbers continue to fall

Unemployment figures show that there were 840 people registered as actively seeking work at the end of March - 50 less than at the end of last year.

The number of job seekers has also fallen by 70 compared to the first quarter of 2018, according to the latest figures released by Statistics Jersey.

The total number of people who have looking for a job for over a year was 200, 10 less than the previous quarter and the previous year.


Pictured: The number of people registered as actively seeking work fell in the first quarter of 2019.

90% of the individuals (760) registered as actively seeking work (ASW) were receiving Income Support, a proportion that has been increasing over the past five years.

The majority of individuals registered as ASW were women (470).

In the youngest (16-19) and oldest (60-64) age groups, there were more males registered. 


Pictured: Overall, there were more women than men registered as ASW.

In terms of age, 14% of people registered as ASW were under 25 (120 individuals) while 7% (60) were teenagers, aged 16 to 19. 

The vast majority of ASW were of British or Jersey nationality, although their number decreased by 40 compared to the end of the previous quarter. 90 individuals were of Portuguese or Madeiran nationality, while 40 were from the EU Accession nations. 

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