Slight rise in unemployment in Shetland

The number of people out of work and actively looking for employment in Shetland was 185 last month, just 1.4 per cent of the workforce, according to the latest labour market statistics.

That respresents an increase of 25 (or 0.2 per cent) on January last year. Of the 185, 143 were men and 42 were women.

In Scotland as a whole, the number of people claiming the job seeker’s allowance rose in January by 3,800 to 140,600, or five per cent, while the unemployment rate stood at 7.6 per cent.


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