Warwickshire’s unemployment falls for September, mirroring national trend

Warwickshire’s unemployment figures have fallen in September 2012 to 7,903 Job Seekers’ Allowance Claimants in the County; a rate of 2.3% of the resident working age population and 2.9% of the economically active population. This represents a fall of 164 claimants or 2% from the previous month, mirroring the national trend.

Although Warwickshire has seen a considerable fall in claimants over the past month, this is not uniform across the Districts/Boroughs.  Rugby saw a fall of 5.7% (or 83 claimants) from August to September 2012 compared to Nuneaton and Bedworth and Stratford-on-Avon which both remained static from the previous month (0%).

The broader ILO definition of unemployment for the UK for the three months to August 2012 was 7.9%. The rate was down 0.2 percentage points on the previous quarter.

Warwickshire’s unemployment figures are presented in the briefing below:

Unemployment Update – September 2012

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