Jobless figures up once again

UNEMPLOYMENT in Ballymoney and Moyle has risen yet again.

Figures released by the Labour Market show that the number of jobless in the Ballymoney Borough Council area in July 2011 has risen by 2.7% since this time last year - 26 more people unemployed.

The latest statistics show that there are currently 986 people out of work in the area this year - that’s 714 men and 272 women.

The unemployment figures for July 2011 were a lot high than those in June 2011, increasing by 18 person (1.9%).

Meanwhile in Moyle jobless figures also rose in July 2011 by 6.0% (35 people).

The statistics show that there are currently 618 people out of work in the area this year - that’s 452 men and 166 women.

The unemployment figures for July 2011 were up again to those in June 2011, decreasing by 15 person (2.5%).

* There were 60 redundancies in Ballymoney during the year to July 31 2011, with non in Moyle.