Latest unemployment figures released

Unemployment is down across our region, according the the latest figures released by the Office for National Statistics.

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Figures: Scotland unemployment rate lower than UK

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%).

Fall in unemployment across the North West

Unemployment has fallen across our region Credit: Danny Lawson/PA Wire/Press Association Images

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.

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