Number of jobless falls again

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The number of people claiming Jobseekers Allowance in Derbyshire fell again in August, according to figures released this week.

In Derbyshire, not including Derby city, there were 5,894 claimants – 208 fewer than in July and 2,343 fewer than 12 months earlier.

Scott Knowles, Acting Chief Executive of East Midlands Chamber of Commerce, said: “That is excellent news, especially as there will have been a cohort of 18-year-olds leaving school this summer.”