Warwickshire’s Claimant Count rate falls in September 2009

UnemploymentThe Job Seekers’ Allowance (JSA) claimant count level in September 2009 was 12,111 in Warwickshire.  This represents a fall of 156 claimants or 1.3% from the previous month.  Across the County, the Districts with the highest and lowest claimant count rates are Nuneaton and Bedworth (5.3%) and Stratford-on-Avon (2.5%) respectively.

The year-on-year percentage increase in Stratford-on-Avon (+115.9%) was the second highest of all Local Authorities across the West Midlands Region.  The male claimant count rate in Warwickshire is 5.1%, compared to the female claimant count rate of 2.2%.  Both rates have remained relatively constant since the previous month.

The broader ILO definition of unemployment gives a national rate of 8.0% as at August 2009.

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