Coventry and Warwickshire Labour Market Summary

The Summary for quarter two has just been published and shows that, following a small rise in the numbers of job seeker allowance claimants in July and August, the numbers fell again in September – they now stand at 17,644.   This is a fall of 2,161 from September 2011.   The claimant rates for the working age population are highest in Coventry and lowest in Stratford-on-Avon District.  The percentage of claimants in the the age groups 18-24, 25-49 and 50-64 have also fallen in the last quarter.  The number of notified vacancies in Coventry and Warwickshire rose by 22.5% between June and September and the numbers of claimants by vacancy has fallen. 

A comparison of the overall number of benefit claimants in February 2011 and February this year shows that the number has remained relatively static.  Worklessness rates however have risen in both Coventry and Warwickshire. 

The full report can be found here: Labour Market Summary – Oct 2012

Coventry and Warwickshire Labour Market Summary

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

Coventry and Warwickshire Labour Market Summary

Warwickshire Observatory have just completed the final Labour Market Sumary for 2011/2012.  This is compiled on a quarterly basis and gives headline details on a range of economic data including Job Seekers Allowance (JSA) claimants, vacancies and worklessness. 

The number of JSA claimants was at its highest in August 2011 when 20,141 people were claiming.  In the last quarter the numbers rose in both January and February before falling again in March to 19,464.  The number of notified vacancies has fluctuated throughout the year, reaching their highest in October 2011.  In March the number was just under 7,000.

Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough still has the highest number of claimants per vacancy.  In the last quarter the figure rose in four of the six areas, only falling in Stratford-on-Avon. 

The full summary can be accessed via this link: Labour Market Summary – April 2012

Coventry and Warwickshire Labour Market Summary

The Summary for the third quarter of 2011/12 has just been produced by the Warwickshire Observatory.  This gives the latest data on Job Seekers Allowance (JSA) claimants, vacancies and worklessness data as well as highlighting a few key messages emerging from the data.  The report shows that the number of job seeker allowance claimants has fallen for four months in a row and now stands at 18,347 and that the number of people claiming for between three months and one year fell whilst those claiming for less than three months and over one year rose.  The number of notified vacancies rose in October before falling back to 7,216 in December.  

The Summary can be accessed via this link: Coventry and Warwickshire Labour Market Summary – January 2012

Coventry and Warwickshire Labour Market Summary

The Warwickshire Observatory has recently produced the quarterly update of the Labour Market summary for the Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership.  This gives the latest data on Job Seekers Allowance (JSA) claimants, vacancies and worklessness data as well as highlighting a few key messages emerging from the data.  The report shows that the number of JSA claimants fell slightly in September after rising to just over 20,000 in August.  The number of short term claimants, i.e. less than 6 months, fell whereas the number of longer term claimants rose.

The report can be accessed via this link: Labour Market Summary – Oct 2011

Portrait of the West Midlands

This Report, produced by the Office of National Statistics, includes a range of data and information about the West Midlands and enables comparisons to be made between local authority areas and regions.  Examples of datasets in the Report are population figures, ethnicity, education and skills and deprivation. 

A copy of the Report can be accessed via this link: Portrait of the West Midlands

Youth Service Needs Analysis

The Warwickshire Observatory has recently updated the Youth Service Needs Analysis for colleagues in the County Council.  The main Report gives data and and information at a County level and three separate Reports give breakdowns for the North Area (North Warwickshire and Nuneaton & Bedworth Boroughs), East Area (Rugby Borough) and South Area (Warwick and Stratford-on-Avon Districts). 

The Reports include data on population, teenage pregnancy and young mothers, young offenders, youth service membership, education, e.g. take up of free school meals, GCSE attainment, unauthorised absence, etc.,  and, for the first time, information on drug and alcohol related admissions to hospital.

Copies of the main Report and three Area Reports are available here:

Warwickshire Youth Services Needs Analysis August 2011

East Area Youth Services Needs Analysis August 2011

North Area Youth Services Needs Analysis August 2011

South Area Youth Services Needs Analysis August 2011

Further information on the production of the Reports is available from the Observatory.  Information on how the Reports are being used to help set priorities can be obtained from Peter Hatcher at Warwickshire County Council: peterhatcher@warwickshire.gov.uk.