Small fall in jobless total in December – but still double the 2019 figure

 The latest labour market report, compiled and published by the Economic Affairs team at the Cabinet Office, shows the number of people registered unemployed stood at 756 in December 2020.

The figure represented a drop of fourteen on the November total, but was 380 higher than the corresponding month a year earlier.

The statistics equate to an unemployment rate for December 2020 of 1.8%. 525 job vacancies were notified to the Job Centre in December 2020, a decrease of 134 compared to the last month (November 2020).

At the end of the month, 337 remained. Of these, 65% (218) were full time positions and 35% (119) were part time.Of the total 63 per cent were males and 37 per cent females.