There’s been a significant drop in the number of jobless across the south of Scotland during the past month.
The latest figures show that in Dumfries and Galloway there are 144 fewer on the register at 3210 which is 3.5%, while in the Borders the 1981 (2.8 %) jobless is down by 118.
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