Jobless total rises

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THE number of people unemployed in the Coleraine area has risen again in July.

Figures released by the Labour Market show that a total of 1,774 people were out of work in July in the Coleraine Borough Council area - 1,257 men and 517 women.

The figures represent a rise of 40 people (or 2.3%) compared with June this year and an increase of 27 people (or 1.5%) compared with July 2011.