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Full Report: Council tackles youth unemployment

The jobless figure for young people in South West Scotland is amongst the highest in the country.

The local council is now trying to tackle that statistics by starting a new scheme where it pays half the wages of new recruits.

The money is coming from European and Scottish Government grants and could help up to a 100 people aged from 16 to 24-years-old.

Watch the full report from Matthew Taylor below.