As we break into summer, a lot is concentrating our minds at GBN.
UK: Unemployment up on Isle of Man
With the latest figures just announced for the island, 2.4% of the economically active population are currently out of work, compared to a UK average of 7.8%. Of the 1029 people registered, three-quarters are male. Unemployment has been on the rise on the island over the last three years although at a slower rate that during the last economic downturn in the early 1990s.