THE number of people seeking work in Gloucestershire fell last month by 171 to 10,016, according to latest figures released yesterday.
The welcome fall in the jobless total followed a rise in October but the general trend is downwards.
Unemployment fell in all six districts in the county except the Cotswolds where there was a slight rise.
The jobless figures announced yesterday by the Office for National Statistics were: Cheltenham: 2,335, down 78; Cotswolds: 705, up two; Forest of Dean: 1,287; down 20; Gloucester: 3,120, down 13; Stroud: 1,510, down 26 and Tewkesbury: 1,059, down 36.
Countywide, 6,610 men are out of work and 3,406 women.