Unemployment rate falls in Calderdale

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Last month 6,696 people in Calderdale were out of work and seeking Jobseekers’ Allowance compared to 6,905 the previous month.

The total represents 5.1 per cent of the workforce of which 4,547 are men and 2,149 women. Nationally, unemployment rose 70,000 in the three months to the end of February to reach 2.56 million.