OXON: The number of people out of work and claiming Jobseekers’ Allowance in Oxfordshire has fallen for the seventh month in a row.

Official figures show there were 6,526 claimants in the county laset month, down 174 on September and 1,199 fewer than October last year.

Nationally, unemployment fell by 49,000 to 2.51 million in the three months to September, taking the jobless rate to 7.8 per cent from 7.9 per cent.