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Jobless woe goes on

THE number of Silhillians on the dole has slightly fallen according to the latest figures.

THE number of Silhillians on the dole has slightly fallen according to the latest figures.

Data published by the Office of National Statistics shows that there were 5,503 people claiming Jobseekers’ Allowance last month in the borough (this compares with 5,549 in September).

But the figure still dwarfs the number of claimants this time last year - when the figure stood at just over 3,000.

 

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