Sixth straight fall in jobless
TORBAY has seen its sixth successive fall in its jobless total, although at a slower rate.
The Bay saw another drop in the number of unemployment claimants last month to 3,412 – down just 15 on July – according to figures from the Office for National Statistics.
But the figure for those receiving Jobseekers Allowance is still slightly up on the 3,407 recorded for August last year.
South Hams also saw a very slight drop in the number of people on Jobseekers Allowance, from 699 to 691 last month.
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But this downward trend was bucked in other parts of South Devon.
The claimant count also increased in Teignbridge from 1,463 to 1,491, and in Mid Devon from 962 to 967.
Unemployment across the South West fell by 9,000 in the quarter to July to 153,000, giving a jobless rate of 5.7 per cent – the lowest in the UK.
Nationally, the Olympics is thought to have helped drive a further fall in UK unemployment after another leap in the number of people in work.
The jobless total fell by 7,000 in the quarter to July to 2.59 million, an unemployment rate of 8.1 per cent.
The Office for National Statistics said the number claiming jobseekers allowance last month was 1.57 million, down by 15,000 on July - the largest monthly fall since June 2010.
London accounted for 5,500 of the fall in the so-called claimant count, suggesting a jobs boost from the London Games.
The number of people in work increased by 236,000 to 29.6 million, which is the largest quarterly rise for two years.
Breastfeeding support event
PAIGNTON'S Breast is Best support group is re-launching on Monday September 17. It will run from 10am to 12.30pm at Parkside Children's Centre, Victoria Park, Paignton.
The celebratory event will also include refreshments and all attendees will be given a raffle ticket to be in with a chance of winning a prize in a draw at the end of the morning.
The drop-in group offers friendly support, advice and information from healthcare professionals for anyone thinking about breastfeeding, needing to talk through difficulties, or enjoying the experience and wanting to share this with other mums.