Jobless figures

Latest unemployment figures show that 5.5 per cent of people in Doncaster are claiming Job Seeker’s Allowance.

The January figures compare to the Yorkshire and Humber average of 4.4 per cent.

The greatest number of jobless are among the 18-24 age range where 2,955 are seeking work, 31.4 per cent.

The unemployment rate for Doncaster is 9.9 per cent, compared to a regional average of eight per cent.