Unemployment figure lowest since December 2008

Inishowen jobless total falls for fourth straight month

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The number of people out of work in Inishowen is at its lowest level since December 2008, the latest Central Statistics Office figures have revealed.

There were 3,918 people signing on the Live Register at the Buncrana social welfare office at the end of November, a drop of 51 on the October tally.

Falling for the fourth consecutive month, the local unemployment figure has decreased by 465 when compared to November last year however it remains more than double the number signing on in November 2007 when 1,708 people were jobless here.

Of the current total of 3,918 out of work in Inishowen, 683 are aged 25 or under while 3,235 are over 25.

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