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Slight drop in Derry dole queue

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Unemployment fell in Derry last month but new figures show there are still more than 6,000 people on the dole in the city.

New figures released this morning show a total of 6,121 people claimed unemployment related benefits in Derry during October - a fall of 68 since September.

The figures show 8.6% of the workforce claimed benefits in Derry last month - twice the rate of Antrim, Castlereagh and North Down.

Derry’s rate remains the highest in the North.

Read more in Friday’s ‘Journal’.

 

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