Jobless number down in Rotherham

By Antony Clay | 14/09/2017

Jobless number down in Rotherham

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

The total of people claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance and Universal Credit in Rotherham — which includes Maltby, Dinnington and Mexborough — fell by 140 or 3.2 per cent to 4,235 for August compared to a year ago.

Among people aged 18 to 24, there were 980 people on Jobseeker’s Allowance and Universal Credit, a fall of 40 or 3.9 per cent on this time last year.

Nationally, the unemployment rate for the May to July period was 4.3 per cent.

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