InsiderBusinessJune registered unemployed down an annual 22.1%

June registered unemployed down an annual 22.1%


The number of  registered unemployed fell 22.1% in June 2018 according to figures released by the Statistical Office on Wednesday.

It said the number of registered unemployed at district labour offices at the end of June stood at 23,808. Based on seasonally adjusted figures, the number of registered jobless stood at 26,844 compared to 27,387 the previous month.

Compared to June 2017, there was a drop of 6,789 or 22.1%. The fall was attributed mostly to trade (down 1,206), construction (down 896), hotel and catering (down 758), public administration (down 732), manufacturing (down 621) financial and insurance services (down 256) and new entrants into the labour market (down 1,107).

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