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Low jobless figure
12:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014 in Devon
THE number of people claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance in Devon dropped by 8%, or 568 claimants, between February and March.
The number of claimants now stands at 1.4% of Devon’s working age population, down from 1.6% in February and half the national rate.
Compared to March, 2013, Devon’s claimant count last month was 3,108 lower – a drop of 31.4% – and since last June the number of people claiming JSA in Devon has been at its lowest for five years and the rate is still dropping.
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