Employment reaches a national high but mixed bag for Hampshire’s jobless

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FAREHAM is continuing to buck the employment trend, boasting a decline in those out of work for the third successive month.

According to figures released this morning from the Office of National Statistics, the number of Fareham people who claimed benefit in November fell by 10, from 1,223 in October to 1,210 last month.

After it previously reported the biggest rise in unemployment in October, the number of people claiming benefit decreased in Gosport from 1,607 to 1,538 last month.

Those claiming benefit in Havant continues to rise after it saw a further 59 people take unemployment figures to 2,437.

In Portsmouth the number of people out of work fell from 5,088 to 5,069 last month.

East Hampshire’s unemployment has also risen by 13, from 1,052 to 1,065.