Usual Seasonal Changes Show Fewer Islanders Out Of Work

By 1000 Words

155 fewer Islanders were out of work and claiming job seeker’s allowance in April, compared to March.

The latest figures are out today (Tuesday).

Year-on year the numbers have remained about the same, with 1,495 people claiming the allowance in April 2016 and 1,595 claiming it in the same month in 2017.

Nationally, the number has fallen by 46,000 in the last three months, to stand at 1.42 million.

The Office for National Statistics also says average earnings increased by 2.6 per cent in the year to March.