Strabane/Derry have highest rate of unemployement

New figures show Strabane has the highest percentage rate of unemployment in Northern Ireland.

6.9% of the working age population of the town are claiming Jobseeker's Allowance. In the Derry City Council area, 6.8% of people are out of work.

The figures were published as the Mayor of Derry leads a cross party delegation to Stormont today for discussions with north's Deputy First Minister, Development Minister and Enterprise Minister.

The delegation is seeking economic interventions for the city and the North West region, following a series of job losses in the local economy.

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