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Unemployment Rates In Highland and Islands To September 2007

27th October 2007

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The September 2007 unemployment figures were released on 17th October 2007. During the month, August 2007 to September 2007, the number of people claiming unemployment benefit in Great Britain fell 3.4%, from 832,294 to 804,078 (28,216).This figure is lower than September last year, where the number of claimants stood at 924,489, a decrease of 13% (120,411claimants).

The number of people claiming unemployment benefit in Scotland decreased during the month, falling 7.5% from 77,269 to 71,504 (5,765 claimants). This figure is lower than the same period last year, where the number of claimants stood at 85,861, a decrease of 16.7 % (14,357claimants).

The HIE area witnessed a decrease in its unemployment rate during the month, falling 9.7% from 4,585 to 4,138 claimants (447 claimants). This figure is lower than September last year, where the total claimants stood at 5,480, a decrease of 24.5% ,(1342claimants).

 

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