OCT 00] THE CHAMBER NEWS
Claim Unemployment Benefit
in Coventry and Warwickshire fell again in September as the figure
neared an all-time low, and more companies have found it difficult to
number of people out of work who qualify for unemployment benefit has
fallen by 3.8 per cent, according to Coventry and Warwickshire
terms of percentage falls in the amount of people recorded, Rugby was
the biggest winner, with a 9.7 per cent fall, or 104 claimants.
Stratford dropped by 7.1 per cent (53), North Warwickshire by 5.6 per
cent (41) and Warwick District by 5.4 per cent, or 82 people.
saw 134 people coming off the books, a fall of 2.1 per cent.
change has been attributed to the start of the academic year, as
students sign up for courses and disappear from job-les figures.
analyst Gareth Brown said:
the changes in government subsidisation of higher education there
are more adults than ever before making the decision to further
their education through courses at colleges and universities.
is the traditional time for courses to commence, leaving many
employers, especially those offering casual and part-time positions,
with high vacancy levels that are lower at other periods in the
Brown added that in the past three months more than 70 per cent of
companies in the service sector, and nearly 60 per cent in
manufacturing said they had experienced recruitment difficulties