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Jersey unemployment numbers lowest in six years

New unemployment figures for Jersey show the number of people out of work is at a six year low.

There are currently nearly 1,200 registered as actively seeking work, a decrease of 200 over the last year.

1,180
People actively seeking work at the end of March 2017
1,380
People actively seeking work at the end of March 2016
83%
Of those out of work are British/Jersey

But, the number of people who have been unemployed for more than a year went up 40, to 270.

The Jersey Chamber of Commerce says the figures are a "positive" sign for the economy.

They did, however, highlight the labour market only grew by three percentage points.

They are now encouraging the government to "not heavily restrict" the number of licenses allocated to businesses for workers.

The President of the Jersey Chamber of Commerce said: “It is vital that government provides stability for the local economy, especially during the period of uncertainty caused by the UK exiting the European Union.

"It is, therefore, imperative that businesses continue to have the flexibility to employ the right workforce to help maintain and grow their businesses."