Derry and Strabane council area tops Norths unemployment figures

jobseekersThe new Derry City and Strabane District Council area has the worst unemployment figures in the North.

The Labour Market Survey is the first to be issued since the eleven new super councils came into practice last month.

The Derry / Strabane Super Council area has an unemployment rate of 7.1%.

The figures, revealed that between March and April the number of people claiming jobseekers allowance in Derry and Strabane decreased by 185 (2.7%).

In April 6,770 people in Derry and Strabane claimed unemployment benefit.

Of that number 9.9 per cent were male and 4.3 per cent were female.