Unemployment levels in Jersey are at an eight year low.
Figures released today (Thursday) by the government’s Statistics Unit show that the number of people registered as actively seeking work stood at 950 at the end of December.
That’s 30 down on the previous quarter, and 330 down on the same time the previous year. The last time it was that low was December 2010.
It comes as the Social Security department’s Back to Work team continues to work with locally-qualified jobseekers. Most of those people end up working in retail, hospitality, construction and finance.
Social Security Assistant Minister, Deputy Graham Truscott, said: “I’m delighted to see another successful year for islanders getting back into work, and the latest unemployment figures show just how successful this has been. The Back to Work team have continued their hard work building strong relationships with local businesses and we are particularly grateful to those who took advantage of the help that is available to them through the Back to Work Recruitment service.”
“Our paid training incentives, offered through the year, have supported growth, together with specific skills-building workshops, to allow employers to take advantage of new talent. For jobseekers, these incentives are vital opportunities to try something new and to learn new skills or refresh old ones. For many people, this also means becoming less reliant on Income Support and becoming more financially independent.”
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