Unemployment rise

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THE number of people out of work in the Coleraine Borough Council area has risen by over 4% since this time last year.

Figures published by the Labour Market for the month of February show that there are now 1,955 people on the dole in the Coleraine area - that’s 1,406 men and 540 women.

The figures represent a rise of 18 compared with January (0.9%) and a rise of 87 compared with February 2011 (4.7%).