Unemployment in Jersey falls slightly in August

Shoppers in St Helier There were 1,670 people registered as unemployed in August compared to 1,740 people in July 2012

Related Stories

Unemployment in Jersey dropped in August compared to the previous month, according to figures from the States statistics unit.

In August there were 1,670 people registered as out of work with a sixth of those jobless for more than a year.

There were 40 fewer people unemployed than in July, and 60 fewer than the average for the last three months.

The social security department said 75% of those out of work were claiming benefits.

The number of teenagers actively looking for work was 330, the same number as in the previous month.

Of those, 130 were on the States advance to work scheme.

States statistician Duncan Gibaut said in the report that some industries, such as finance, were under-represented in the figures as it only included people registered with social security as actively seeking work.

More on This Story

Related Stories

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC Jersey

Weather

St Helier

Min. Night 14 °C

Features & Analysis

Elsewhere on the BBC

  • MoviesMovie magic

    Tech that reads your desires is helping to increase your odds of producing a hit film, says BBC Future

Programmes

  • Ade Adepitan at the ColosseumThe Travel Show Watch

    The challenge of providing disabled access at Europe’s leading ancient monuments

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.