Dole queue action needed: Farrell

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SDLP Foyleside candidate Rory Farrell says Londonderry’s rising unemployment figures demonstrate a need for measures to stimulate growth here.

He referred to the latest data showing 8.6 per cent of the city’s working age population were claiming benefits in February.

He said: “While the trend across the North is downwards, the figures in Derry continue to spiral out of control. The Sinn Féin/DUP-controlled Executive needs to tackle this growing issue by introducing innovative solutions that will reduce unemployment.”