Guernsey unemployment rate higher than figures showed
- 14 March 2012
- From the section Guernsey
There were more Guernsey residents without work in February than the Social Security Department reported.
A mistake by the department meant 22 Guernsey people were wrongly identified as Alderney residents instead.
The actual Guernsey figure was 454, with 151 working part time and 36 on a training scheme - a total of 641, or 1.4% of the working population.
The revised figure for Alderney was 21, not 43. This equated to 2.3% rather than 4.7%, as previously reported.
The department has apologised for the error.