Borough jobless count falls to 1,596

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The number of people claiming Jobseekers Allowance in Amber Valley has fallen for the seventh month in a row.

Figures released by the Office for National Statistics on Wednesday, October 16 show the amount of claimants in the borough dropped by 89 - to 1,596 - in September.

That equates to 2.1 percent of the population, when the national average is 3.2 per cent.

The claimant count is now at its lowest level for five years across the borough.

However, there is still some way to go before the area reaches the pre- recession level of November 2007 when there were 1,082 people claiming Jobseekers Allowance across the borough.

Across Derbyshire the number of people looking for work in September fell by 480 - or 3.9 percent - to 11,828. That means over the past year dole queue across the county have shrunk by 5,782, or 24.4 per cent.