Jobless total still above average

Unemployment may be down, but it's still above the national average in the Calendar region, with more than quarter of a million people currently out of work. For people looking for their first jobs the situation is even worse, as Chris Kiddey reports.

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Unemployment figures released

Unemployment in Yorkshire fell by 9,000 in the three months to August, official figures have revealed. The Office for National Statistics showed that a total of 253,000 people were unemployed in the region between June and August.