Isle Of Man / Ellan Vannin

Manx unemployment: Lowest May figure since 2008

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Image caption Unemployment for the month of May is at its lowest since 2008, figures show.

Unemployment on the Isle of Man has fallen for a fourth consecutive month, official figures have shown.

The Isle of Man Treasury said it now stands at 1.7% of the workforce - the lowest recorded figure for May in seven years.

At the end of the month, 768 Manx residents were out of work, compared to 834 in March.

A total of 701 vacancies were notified to the Isle of Man Job Centre during April, with 320 remaining vacant.

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