Good news for Rotherham job hunters

ROTHERHAM’S jobless total has fallen by almost 100 over the past month.

The latest figures show that there were 7,250 people in the borough claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance  last month.

This represents 4.5 per cent of the resident working age population and is down 86 from the September figure of 7,336.

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The national unemployment rate is 3.5 per cent, while the figure for Yorkshire and the Humber is 4.1 per cent.

Latest figures from the Office for National Statistics show that the numbers in work nationally rose by 167,000 over the quarter, while the numbers classed as unemployed fell by 9,000, and the numbers claiming Jobseeker's Allowance fell by 3,700 on the month.