THE unemployment queue in Craigavon got a little longer in the past month.
An extra 46 people claimed unemployment related benefits during March, representing a rise in the jobless figures of 1.4%.
42 redundancies were recorded during the month which didn’t help the rising claimant count.
During the course of the year Craigavon as a district has suffered an 8.3% rise in unemployment. This equates to an extra 253 claimants.
Of the 3,314 claimants in Craigavon 960 are women and 2,354 men.