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The latest national unemployment figures show that Scotland has a higher employment rate compared to the UK as a whole (73.9% compared to 73.1%) and a lower unemployment rate (6.0% compared to 6.2%).
Figures released by the Office for National Statistics this morning have shown a drop in unemployment across our region.
Unemployment has fallen by 27,000 across the North West to 239,000 - dropping to seven percent.
The latest figures span from May to July of this year.