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Guernsey unemployment drops by more than 90 since last year

Guernsey unemployment drops by more than 90 since last year Photo:

New figures have revealed 91 fewer unemployed people, compared to this time last year.

The increase in employment means the number of islanders claiming Job-seekers Allowance dropped by 45.

276
people unemployed at the end of September 2017
367
people unemployed at the end of September 2016

It's also a drop of 42 from the end of June 2017.

There were 7 people in Alderney registered as unemployed at the end of September 2017.

There is a particularly buoyant market at the moment with jobs available across all sectors, resulting in a drop in the number of job-seekers without work.

There are a number of new ventures opening up in Guernsey and expansion among existing organisations, which is positive both from an employment perspective but also in terms of the wider economy.

Staff in our Job Centre continue to work incredibly hard to support both job-seekers and employers. Collaboration with several retail operators generated positive results during the last three months, with an increase in the number of job-seekers employed, with a particular focus on part time and flexi-time roles.

– Deputy Michelle Le Clerc, President of the Committee for Employment & Social Security