Jobless total rising

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THE number of people out of work in the Coleraine Council area continues to rise.

Figures released this week by the Labour Market show that in January this year a total of 2,045 people were unemployed in this Borough Council area - that’s 1,463 men and 582 females.

These figures represent an increase of 4.9% (or 96 people) compared with December 2012 and a rise of 5.6% (or 108 people) compared with January 2012.