Fall in Rotherham's unemployment, latest figures show

By Antony Clay | 18/05/2017

Fall in Rotherham's unemployment, latest figures show

THE number of people out of work in the Rotherham district has fallen yet again, according to the latest government figures.

The number of people claiming jobseeker’s allowance and universal credit in Rotherham – which includes Maltby, Dinnington and Mexborough – fell by 80 or 1.8 per cent to 4,430 for April compared to a year ago.

But youth unemployment rose in the last year – there were 1,075 people on jobseeker's allowance or universal credit – a rise of 20 or 1.9 per cent compared to last year.

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