Unemployment in Warwickshire falls in March 2012

The Job Seekers’ Allowance (JSA) claimant count in March 2012 was 8,953 in Warwickshire; a rate of 2.6% of the resident working age population and 3.3% of the economically active population. This represents a fall of 324 claimants or 3.5% from the previous month.

Warwickshire’s claimant count has fallen over the past month after significant increases in January and February.  All of Warwickshire’s Districts/Boroughs have seen a fall in claimants from February to March 2012 albeit to varying degrees.

The number of JSA claimants aged 18-24 has fallen in Warwickshire over the last month.  In March 2012 there were 2,665 claimants aged 18-24 years whereas in the previous month there were 2,755 claimants aged 18-24 years.

The number of long-term unemployed (over 6 months) claimants in Warwickshire has risen slightly since February. Long term unemployment accounts for 0.9% of the resident working age population in March 2012 with 3,055 people claiming JSA for over 6 months compared to 2,985 in February 2012.

The broader ILO definition of unemployment for the UK for the three months to February 2012 was 8.3%. The rate was down 0.1 percentage point on the previous quarter.

Download a brief summary of the latest unemployment figures below:

Unemployment update – March 2012

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