The Job Seekers’ Allowance (JSA) claimant count in May 2012 was 8,338 in Warwickshire; a rate of 2.5% of the resident working age population and 3.1% of the economically active population. This represents a fall of 246 claimants or 2.9% from the previous month.
Warwickshire’s claimant count has fallen over the past month continuing the downward trend seen in March and April however, this follows significant increases in claimants in January and February 2012.
The broader ILO definition of unemployment for the UK for the three months to April 2012 was 8.2%. The rate was down 0.2 percentage points on the previous quarter.
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