Peterborough jobless total falls

THE number of people out of work in Peterborough has fallen again.

In August, 4,953 people in Peterborough were claiming Jobseekers Allowance – a fall from 4,974 in July.

The figure also represents a drop of more than 600 from the same time last year.

Twenty-five jobs are being created at clothing store Republic, which announced it would be doubling the size of its Queensgate store, due to open this month.

Wholesale business JTF Trade and Business Warehouses said they could create 40 positions in the city, with the new store possibly opening in the autumn.