Latest News Headlines
On-Air Now
Listen Live

Concerns about age of 'long-term unemployed'

Mon, 11 Apr 2016

34 per cent of people who are classed as 'long-term unemployed' are under the age of 30.

The Chief Minister says whilst it's "heartening" to see the Island's unemployment rate drop it does raise questions.

In March there were 794 people out of work - a rate of 1.8 per cent; during the month there were 842 vacancies notified to the Job Centre.

Allan Bell says the message needs to get through that being in work pays:


  • Allan Bell MHK

Bookmark and Share