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Low jobless figures show strength of our economy

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JOB losses across all sectors of business have not led to a big rise in the number of unemployed people in the island, which demonstrates the strength of the Guernsey economy, the Commerce and Employment minister has said.

JOB losses across all sectors of business have not led to a big rise in the number of unemployed people in the island, which demonstrates the strength of the Guernsey economy, the Commerce and Employment minister has said.

Deputy Kevin Stewart, pictured, made the comment as he announced the shortlist for the Business of the Year award, sponsored by his department, at the Awards for Achievement gala evening.

And although he referred to 200 job losses in fulfillment and other recent redundancies, the impact on the jobless total had been 'meaningful, but not significant', he said.

'I believe that this is a reflection of the ongoing strength of the Guernsey economy. We cannot and must not, however, be complacent.'

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