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'Job centre on wheels' helps rural unemployed

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A mobile job centre is driving out to parts of Derbyshire and South Yorkshire helping unemployed people in rural areas find work.

Although unemployment is a nationwide problem the idea is to provide help for people in remote areas, where normally there is little access to job support.

Latest figures show unemployment stood at 2.46 million for the three months to December, down 3,000 on the figure for the previous three months.

However, the number of people claiming Jobseeker's Allowance rose by 23,500 to 1.64 million in January, the largest increase since July last year.

Rob Pittam reports.

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