Derry still unemployment capital of North

PACEMAKER BELFAST  14/09/2011'Unemployment has risen once again in Northern Ireland, climbing to 7.4% in the latest figures released on Wednesday.''The rate here remains below the UK average of 7.9%, with the number of people claiming benefits up by 100 to 60,400'Photo Colm Lenaghan / Pacemaker Press
PACEMAKER BELFAST 14/09/2011'Unemployment has risen once again in Northern Ireland, climbing to 7.4% in the latest figures released on Wednesday.''The rate here remains below the UK average of 7.9%, with the number of people claiming benefits up by 100 to 60,400'Photo Colm Lenaghan / Pacemaker Press

The Derry City Council (DCC) area is still the area with the highest rate of unemployment in the North, according to Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment (DETI) figures for December 2014.

Despite the fact that 90 less people claimed Jobseekers’ Allowance in Derry in December than in November 2014, the DCC area still has the highest unemployment rate with 7.8 per cent of men and woman of working age (aged 16-64) out of work.

Strabane District Council area has the second highest unemployment rate with 6.9 per cent of men and women of working age out of work and Limavady is fourth with 5.3 per cent.

Of all of the men of working age in the DCC area, 11.2 per cent of them are out of work and 4.6 per cent of the female population are currently claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance.

The DETI Labour Market Report is made available to the public each month.