Small increasein Lisburnunemployment

THERE has been little change in the number of people claiming unemployment benefit in the city in the last month.

Statistics released by the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment show the number of people unemployed rose by 0.7% in March.

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Over the last year unemployment in Lisburn has gone up by 9.2%. In March a total of 3,489 people claimed unemployment benefit in the city, 24 more than the previous month.

In Northern Ireland as a whole there are 62,350 people claiming unemployment benefit, just over 5% of the working age population.