Unemployment in Wolverhampton stabilised in December after falling for the previous 3 months.

Meanwhile, youth unemployment dropped for the fourth successive month.

The Job Seekers Allowance claimant count remains at 3.7%.

Youth unemployment latest figures show 1,250 claimants aged 18 to 24. This represents a decrease of 50 claimants from the previous month. The Youth unemployment rate is now 5.3%.

Councillor John Reynolds, City of Wolverhampton Council Cabinet Member for City Economy, said: "Unemployment figures for Wolverhampton remain encouraging and the city council's partner strategy to drive jobs is clearly paying dividends.

"The action plan emanating from the Skills and Employment Commission report will also help people in the city take advantage of the numerous opportunities being created.

"Major companies like Jaguar Land Rover and Wiggle are growing and jobs are also being created by small and medium enterprises (SMEs)."

  • released: Wednesday 20 January, 2016