Number of people in employment in Portsmouth is on the rise, latest figures show

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MORE people in Portsmouth are in work, according to the latest unemployment figures.

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has released its monthly figures and it shows that 1,993 people were claiming out-of-work benefits in November, down from 2,065 in October.

The numbers are also down in Gosport where 571 claimed the benefit, down from 582.

However, both Fareham and Havant saw a slight increase.

In Fareham, 425 people claimed out-of-work benefits, up from 414, and in Havant. there were 1,079 claims, up from 1,034.