Fall in Borders jobless figures

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New figures show Job Seekers Allowance (JSA) claimants in Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk continues to fall, with nearly 500 fewer claimants since this time last year.

With 1.8% of people in the region claiming JSA, this is less than the Scottish figure of 2.3%; and the employment rate standing at 76% means the creation of an extra 2,000 jobs since 2012.