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Slight Increase in Unemployment 11 August 2004

At the end of July unemployment stood at 351 a rate of 0.9% of the economically active population. The increase in the unemployment figure (of 36) is typical for July.

During the month 149 claimants signed on the register and 113 signed off. Of the total unemployed, 241 are males and 110 are females. These figures include 28 persons who require work permits and 32 who were signing on for National Insurance credits only.

A total of 334 jobs were notified to the Job Centre during the month and 704 jobs were held on file at the end of the month, 236 more than last year's July figure.

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