The latest quarterly Summary shows that the number of Job Seekers Allowance claimants has fallen again and now stands at 17,904. This is 1,104 less than in June 2011. The biggest fall at a district level in Warwickshire over the last three months was in Stratford on Avon District. When expressed as a percentage of the working age population claimant rates continue to be highest in Coventry and lowest in Stratford on Avon – however the rates in Coventry and all the districts and Boroughs in Warwickshire have also fallen.
The number of notified vacancies is now 9,037, a rise of just over 2,000 since March. Just under a fifth of the vacancies were for care assistants and home carers.
The full report, including more detailed information on out of work benefits and the top 10 JSA & worklessness rates by ward, can be accessed via this link: Labour Market Summary – July 2012