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Unemployment falls in Bracknell and Wokingham

Published: 17 Jul 2013 15:000 comments

THE number of people signing on in Bracknell Forest and Wokingham fell again last month.

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According to the latest Government figures, released yesterday (Wednesday) [17], the number of people claiming Jobseeker's Allowance was 1,419 (1.9% of the working age population) in Bracknell Forest in June, compared with 1,520 the previous month.

The number in Wokingham also dropped by 71, with 1,149 people (1.2%) claiming benefit.

In Reading, the figure fell 286 to 3,054 (2.8%) and in West Berkshire, it was down 90 to 1,494 (1.5%).

Nationally, the number of people claiming Jobseeker's Allowance last month was down 21,200 to 1.48 million - the fastest drop in three years.

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