Jobless total falls again

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The number of people out of work and claiming jobseeker’s allowance in Leicestershire has fallen to its lowest level in almost five years.

The claimant count dropped by 453 - 2.7 per cent - to 16,059 last month. It means the figure has declined by almost a quarter in the past 12 months.

The last time the figure was that low was in 2009.