18/10/2017

Drop In Number Of People Claiming Unemployment Benefits

There has been a drop in the number of people claiming unemployment benefits in Northern Ireland.

According to figures from the Department for the Economy, there are currently 29,300 claimants, a drop of around 500 over the past month.
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The Department said there has not been a direct impact on Claimant Count figures as the roll-out of the new Universal Credit began in September.

(CD/MH)


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