'Very few opportunities for young' in rural areas

Unemployment has fallen for the first time in almost a year.

According to the Office for National Statistics there are now 2.65 million people out of work, giving a jobless rate of 8.3%.

Despite this latest decrease, the level of unemployment is significantly higher than it was a year ago.

The number of people claiming jobseeker's allowance increased for the 17th month in a row in March, up by 3,600 to 1.61 million, although it was the smallest monthly rise since December 2011.

However, there is still concern about the number of unemployed people in rural areas.

Jon Dunkley from Barnstable Chamber of Commerce told the BBC the "key is to get people into better paid quality jobs".

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