2000 registered as unemployed in January down by 31% – NSO

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2000 registered as unemployed in January down by 31% - NSO2,000 people were registering for work in January, the National Statistics Office said today, down by 30.8 per cent when compared to the corresponding month in 2017.

Jobsplus data for the same month indicates thatr egistered unemployed dropped among all age groups except among persons below the age of 20, registering under Part II of the unemployment register, the NSO said.

The NSO noted that, irrespective of how long they had been looking for a job, registrants for work decreased when compared to the previous year. The largest decrease was recorded among persons who had been registering for less than 21 weeks.

Persons with a disability who were registering for work also dropped by 35 when compared to the previous year reaching 284, with men accounting for 78.2 per cent of registrants.

The NSO concluded by saying that registered unemployment rate in August 2017 stood at 1.3 per cent of the labour supply, (excluding part-time employment) and varied from 1.4 per cent among men to 1.0 per cent among women.

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