Jobseeker figure falls again

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Derbyshire has seen another drop in the number of people claiming jobseeker’s allowance.

Latest data from the Office for National Statistics shows 14,697 people were claiming the benefit in November – compared to 15,045 the previous month.

Scott Knowles, deputy chief executive of Derbyshire’s chamber of commerce, said: “There is always a seasonal bounce as many companies, particularly in the retail, leisure and hospitality sectors, take on more temporary staff.”