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Unemployment Falls 14 October 2004

Over the month of September registered unemployment fell to 378, a rate of 0.9% of the economically active population.

During the month 140 claimants signed on the register and 152 signed off. Of the total unemployed, 275 are males and 103 are females. These figures include 16 persons who require work permits and 25 who were signing on for National Insurance credits only.

A total of 390 jobs were notified to the Job Centre during the month, the highest figure for September since 2001. At the end of the month 738 jobs were held on file, 172 more than last year's figure.

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