Jersey unemployment at 'lowest level' in over a year

Unemployment in Jersey has fallen to its lowest level in more than a year, official figures have shown.

The States said at the end of December 1,750 people were looking for work - the lowest total since October 2012. Long-term unemployment has also fallen.

Unemployment figures reached a peak of more than 2,000 at the start of 2013.

James Filleul, president of Jersey's Chamber of Commerce, said: "We are encouraged by the figures."

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