THE number of jobless Islanders has more than doubled over the past year.
There were more than 1,000 people registered as unemployed at the end of February compared to under 500 people 12 months earlier.
And at the end of last year there were fewer jobs available than at any point in the past decade.
Figures released today by the States Statistics Unit show that rising unemployment began to hit Jersey at the start of the year.
• Picture: Staff at Woolworths were among those made redundant when the store closed at the end of last year
• Full report in today’s Jersey Evening Post