Fall in unemployment

Unemployment drops in Cumbria and the South of Scotland, according to figures from the Office for National Statistics.

New unemployment rates for our region

Unemployment in our region is significantly lower than the national averages, according to the figures from the Office for National Statistics.

  • Dumfries and Galloway: 3.7%
  • Scottish Borders: 2.9%
  • Cumbria: 2.6%

Unemployment has also fallen in the UK as a whole, to 7.8%, and in Scotland, to 7.1%.

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