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Slight rise in Manx unemployment

The number of people unemployed in the Isle of Man rose by 28 in July, latest Treasury figures show.

At the end of the month, unemployment on the island stood at 822 - compared to 794 in June. The rate remains unchanged at 1.9%.

Despite the small rise, 687 vacancies were posted by the Job Centre during July and at the end of the month 301 remained unfilled.

Of those unemployed, 569 are men and 253 are women, the Treasury said.

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