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Latest job figures released today show unemployment has gone down across the South West. Between March and May, 156,000 people were out of work across the region - that's 11,000 less than the previous quarter.
Unemployment in the South West has gone down according to figures released today.
The Office of National Statistics (ONS) says a total of 156,000 people are unemployed in the region - 11,000 less than the last quarter. The rate of unemployment in the region is now 5.8%.
Nationally, long-term unemployment has increased to a 17-year high, despite another fall in the number of people claiming Jobseeker's Allowance.