Unemployment falls in Cumbria and southern Scotland

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Unemployment figures have dropped in Cumbria, the Scottish Borders and Dumfries and Galloway.

The figure for Cumbria has dropped by over 300 to 7341.

It has fallen for six months in a row and is now at its lowest for nearly five years.

In Dumfries and Galloway, the number out of work reduced by 87 to 3235.

In the Scottish Borders, 1888 people are looking for work, which is down by 67.