UNEMPLOYMENT nationally has fallen and a record number of people are in work.
But the jobless total increased in Huddersfield and the Colne Valley last month.
The Office for National Statistics says the number of claimants in Huddersfield rose by 110 to 2,155 in January.
The Colne Valley total was 57 higher at 1,289. The figure for Dewsbury was up by 49 to 1,392.
Nationally, the January claimant count fell by 13,500 to 925,800.
The number of people looking for work fell by 23,000 to 1.69m for the final three months.
The number of people in work rose by 51,000 to 29.04m - the highest since 1971 - during the final quarter of 2006.
But the number of people classed as economically inactive - including students, people taking early retirement and carers - rose by 19,000 to 7.85m, which is 21% of the working age population.
The number of manufacturing jobs fell by 63,000 in the three months to December to just over 3m, the lowest ever.
There were almost 608,000 vacancies.
Average earnings rose by 4% in the year to December.