Unemployment on the up again!

UNEMPLOYMENT in Ballymoney has risen yet again.

Figures released by the Labour Market show that the number of jobless in the Ballymoney Borough Council area in June has risen by 5.8% since this time last year - 53 more people unemployed.

The latest statistics show that there are currently 968 people out of work in the area - that’s 707 men and 261 women.

The unemployment figures for June were similar to those in May, increasing by just one person (0.1%).

Meanwhile in Moyle jobless figures also rose in June by 7.7% (43 people).

The statistics show that there are currently 603 people out of work in the area - that’s 439 men and 164 women.

The unemployment figures for June were again similar to those in May, decreasing by six person (1.0%).

* There were 61 redundancies in Ballymoney during the year to June 30 2011, with non in Moyle.