UNEMPLOYMENT rose last month, but was down significantly on the same period last year, according to figures released today (Wednesday).
Latest figures showed 3,012 people claimed Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA) in November, compared to 2,781 the previous month — an increase of 231.
However, statistics showed there were 466 fewer claimants last month compared to November 2012 when 3,478 people were out of work.
Meanwhile, the number of 18 to 24 year olds who claimed JSA in November climbed to 835 compared to 755 in October.
But, similar to overall Island unemployment, the figure was down considerably on November 2012 when 1,015 were jobless.