THE number of people unemployed and claiming Jobseekers’ Allowance in Oxfordshire fell last month.

Latest figures from the Office of National Statistics show there were 6,447 claimants in November, a fall of 79 people or 1.5 per cent.

It is the eighth consecutive monthly fall in the figures and over the last 12 months the number of claimants has fallen by 1,165.

All districts of the county show a small fall in the number of claimants except Oxford (up by six) and West Oxfordshire (up by 13).

The percentage of people unemployed in the county is 1.5 per cent, compared to 3.8 per cent nationally.