By Ross Findon
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
UNEMPLOYMENT fell again on the Isle of Wight according to latest figures, however it is still higher than the average for the South East.
Despite the number of Jobseekers Allowance claimants dropping for the third month in a row in May, from 3,300 to 3,105, the Isle of Wight figure represented 3.7 per cent of 16 to 64 year olds, compared with 2.6 per cent for the rest of the South East.
The Isle of Wight figure was below the national percentage of 3.9 per cent however.
In May last year the figure was 2,805 and it fell again the following month to 2,650. From July 2011 however, it rose for the next eight consecutive months.
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by katie mew
21st June 2012, at 23:35:07
Unemployment has fallen on the island due to seasonal jobs. this island is purely functional due to tourism and most jobs here are for that industry. wait until winter when the peak season is over and unemployment will rise again.
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