Calderdale job vacancies at a new high

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The number of vacancies advertised at Calderdale JobCentres reached 1,771 last month - the highest number since early 2006.

But the number of people out of work and claiming benefits went up by 63 to 6,544 which is 5 per cent of the working age population, compared to 3.8 per cent nationally. The figure includes 4,284 men and 2,260 women.