The number of young people claiming unemployment benefit in the south of Scotland has fallen by 11% in comparison to last year.
The new figures released by the Office of National Statistics show that the claimant count for March 2013 across Borders and Dumfries and Galloway fell by 230 compared to the same time last year.
The figures are broken down as follows for each local authority:
- Scottish Borders: 120 fewer young people claiming unemployment benefit
- Dumfries and Galloway: 110 fewer young people claiming unemployment benefit
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