New figures show unemployment increased in Guernsey at the end of 2018.

19 more people were out of work compared with the previous quarter, but 12 fewer people were jobless compared to the same period in 2017.

293 were unemployed in the final quarter of the year compared to 274 the previous year.

A total of 367 people were registered as unemployed by the end of last year but had some form of casual or part time work during the quarter.

Despite the figures, the President of Employment and Social Security has said the island continues to have low unemployment with a buoyant job seeker market.

The reduction in the year on year figure and increase of people in training courses is particularly pleasing.

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

Other statistics include 43 people on training schemes at the end of December with 46 islanders having attended short courses run through the Job Centre during the third quarter.