Unemployment figures released

Unemployment in Yorkshire fell by 9,000 in the three months to August, official figures have revealed. The Office for National Statistics showed that a total of 253,000 people were unemployed in the region between June and August.

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Arts programme helps young people find work

An arts programme is being used to boost the skills, confidence and employability of young people in Leeds. Realise Your Potential, run by regeneration charity Re'new, targets 16 to 19-year-olds who are not in education, employment or training.

The 10-week programme aims to teach young people in the city creative art techniques, how to participate in group activities, develop communication skills, meet new people and boost confidence as they think about their futures.

  • The next 10-week course starts this month. Young people interested in joining Realise Your Potential, or those who want to make referrals to Re'new, should call 0113 3833900.

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