New figures show more Borderers are in work

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New figures show employment in the Scottish Borders continues its upwards trend and is now at 57,200 or 78.3% of the adult population.

This means 6,200 more Borderers are in work compared to 2010.

The new figures from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) also shows Job Seekers Allowance (JSA) claimants in the Scottish Borders continue to fall and currently stand at 1,064. This is less than half the number of JSA claimants there were in February 2012.

John Lamont MSP said: “While these figures are all moving in the right direction, there is still work to be done.”