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Unemployment total fell by 600 last month

The figures were released on Wednesday. Credit: UTV

The number of people claiming unemployment benefits in Northern Ireland fell by 600 last month.

However, the unemployment rate between March and May this year remained unchanged from the previous quarter at 5.3%.

The number of people considered to be economically inactive was also unchanged and the overall NI unemployment rate is still above the UK average.

The figures were released by the Department for the Economy on Wednesday.

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