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Unemployment falls in Northern Ireland for 26th month in a row.

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The number of people claiming unemployment benefits dropped by 1700 in the month of February.

This marks 26 consecutive months that unemployment figures have gone down in Northern Ireland, however the count is still the highest in the UK.

This recent drop puts the number of people claiming unemployment benefits in Northern Ireland at 46,200.

The figures have been welcomed by Enterprise Minister Arlene Foster.

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