Fall in Borders jobless figures

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.