Registered unemployment falls by almost 2,000 registrants

The number of people registering for work decreased by 1,739 people in November 2016, when compared to the same month the previous year

The largest share of men on the unemployment register sought occupations as clerical support workers and craft and related trade workers
The largest share of men on the unemployment register sought occupations as clerical support workers and craft and related trade workers

Data provided by Jobsplus for November 2016 indicated a decrease of 1,565 persons registering under Part I and a decrease of 174 among those registering under Part II of the unemployment register, when compared to November 2015.

Overall, decreases in registered unemployment were recorded among all age groups. Similary, the number of registrants decreased irrespective of how long they had been registering for work, when compared to November 2015. The largest decrease was recorded among persons who had been registering for over one year.

The number of persons with a disability who were registering for work also decreased by 20, reaching 361 registrants. 75.1% of these were men.

The largest share of men on the unemployment register sought occupations as clerical support workers (17.7%) and craft and related trades workers (17.7%) whereas the largest share of women on the unemployment register sought occupations as clerical support workers with 33.9%.

The registered unemployment rate in June 2016 stood at 1.9% of the labour supply, (excluding part-time employment), and varied from 2.2% among men to 1.4% among women.

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