Local Unemployment Bucks National Trend

The latest figures show fewer people out of work in Berkshire and North Hampshire than last month.

The latest figures show around 8700 were in the dole queues in our area last month, down by over 400 from the month before.

However, nationally unemployment's at it's highest level since the mid 90s with more than 2.5 million signing on.

The number of people looking for work across the UK rose by 53,000 in the quarter to March.

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