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Unemployment in Wolverhampton falls again

Unemployment has dropped in Wolverhampton for the second successive month.

Jaguar Land Rover Engine Manufacturing Centre, picture courtesy of the Express and Star
JLR, picture courtesy of the Express & Star

The Job Seekers Allowance claimant count fell by 204 in October, to 6,000 or 3.8%.

Youth unemployment latest figures show 1,355 claimants aged 18 to 24. This represents a decrease of 60 claimants from the previous month. The Youth unemployment rate is now 5.7%.

Councillor John Reynolds, City of Wolverhampton Council Cabinet Member for City Economy, said: "The Council's Skills team through leading on the Wolverhampton Employability Partnership has strengthened connectivity with key stakeholders, training providers and DWP to maximise the opportunity for unemployed jobseekers to access new vacancies.

"The recent successful City Jobs Fair attracted over 60 employers with 1,000 vacancies to showcase the impact of effective partnership working.

"Continued new initiatives include working with Care and Warehousing employers to develop new training pathways and recruitment opportunities."

  • released: Thursday 12 November, 2015