Unemployment up in Rotherham - but youth jobless figure falls

THE number of people out of work in the Rotherham district has gone up — but the number of young people jobless has gone down.

The latest government figures have revealed that the number of people claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance and Universal Credit in Rotherham – which includes Maltby, Dinnington and Mexborough – rose by 265 or six per cent to 4,455 for May compared to a year ago.

For people aged 18-24 there are 940 people on Jobseeker’s Allowance and Universal Credit, a fall of 50 or five per cent on this time last year.