Published Wednesday, 16 July 2014
The queue at the Jobs and Benefits office shortened again this past month. (© UTV)
The latest figures, published by DETI on Wednesday, showed that the total claimant count for NI now stands at 54,300 people.
It marks the 18th consecutive month in which the figure has decreased.
Enterprise Minister Arlene Foster of the DUP has welcomed the figures, saying: "A further decrease in the Northern Ireland unemployment rate is welcome, as is the sustained decrease in the number of unemployment benefit claimants, which has reduced by 8,800 over the last 12 months."
The claimant count rate for NI was 6.1% in June which was the highest of the 12 UK regions, while the latest monthly decrease here was lower than the overall UK decrease.
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