Unemployment in Coventry and
Warwickshire fell to its lowest level for five years last month
according to new figures.
The statistics released by
Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber has revealed that the percentage of
people out of work and claiming benefit in the area stands at 2.9 per
This is well below the 4.3 per
cent average for the West Midlands and the national rate of 4 per
Male and female unemployment
for Coventry and Warwickshire fell by a total of 5.6 per cent.
Just under 700 people stopped
claiming benefits in the region in the last month.
The amount of claimants
dropped from 12,408 in March to 11,711 in April.
Over there has been a drop of
26 per cent in the number of unemployed in the rub-region in the last
Unemployment fell in all
districts, with North Warwickshire seeing the largest drop of 7.8 per
cent (790 to 728) and Stratford 6.9 per cent (810 to 754).
The number of people in
Coventry and Warwickshire in long-term unemployment also fell below
5,000 for the first time since records began, with 466 claimants
finding work last month.
Chamber analyst David Swales
”Following on from last
month’s good news, it is further evidence that despite
scare-mongering by certain members of the press, the manufacturing
industry is still maintaining jobs in Coventry and Warwickshire and
employment opportunities are out there for those seeking work.”