Falling unemployment in the Kingdom

LATEST figures have revealed that Fife had an encouraging and substantial drop in people registering as unemployed last month.

The number of people in Fife claiming Jobseekers Allowance (JSA) fell to 11,075, a rate of 4.7%, between February and March 2012 according to a report from the Office for National Statistics.

The news comes after a rise of Jobseekers Allowance claimants recently.

Chris Parr, the Chairman of the Fife Economy Partnership warmly welcomed the news that the number of people claiming Jobseekers Allowance (JSA) in Fife fell last month.

He said: “It is great news that after Fife experienced a rise in claimant numbers during the first two months of 2012, we once again see a reduction in the number of people claiming JSA.

“The Fife Economy Partnership is committed to working to maximise the growth of Fife’s economy during these difficult economic times and we are confident more companies will see the attractiveness of Fife as place to invest in.”