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The number of people looking for work via registration with the state employment agency JobsPlus stood at 1,125 people in February 2021, dropping by 1,460 when compared to the same month last year.

Data supplied by the National Statistics Office shows that registered unemployment levels across all age groups and genders decreased.

Those who had been registering for work for less than 21 weeks and those who had been registering between 21 and 52 weeks decreased considerably when compared to the same month in 2021. A drop was also recorded amongst those persons who were registering for work for more than one year.

The number of persons with a disability who were registering for work increased by four persons when compared to the previous year, reaching 256 persons. Males accounted for 75 per cent of total registrants with a disability.

The largest share of males and females on the unemployment register sought occupations as Clerical support workers, with 21.3 per cent and 38.9 per cent respectively.

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