Unemployment slightly down

According to Labour Office figures March unemployment was down below 548,000 registered jobless, falling from 20.71 per cent of the workforce the month before to 20.26 per cent. Better weather, followed by a pickup in construction, agriculture and forestry, was behind the improvement.

Compiled by Tom Nicholson from press reports.
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