Derry tops NI dole queue again

Colm Lenaghan / Pacemaker Press
Colm Lenaghan / Pacemaker Press
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More than 10% of those claiming the dole in the North are in Derry, new figures reveal.

The latest official figures released on Wednesday show that a total of 6,082 people are claiming unemployment related benefits in Derry - out of a total of just over 59,000 in the North.

Derry remains the North’s unemployment blackspot with 8.6% of people of working age claiming the dole.