NOV 00] THE CHAMBER NEWS
Hits All-Time Low
in Coventry and Warwickshire has reached an all-time low and there are
more vacancies than ever.
from Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber show that last month the number
of claimants dropped by 5.6 per cent, from 11,706 to 11,055. This
leaves the unemployment rate for the sub-region at 2.7 per cent, well
below the national average of 3.6 per cent.
contrasted with the first national rise for two years.
fell most significantly in North Warwickshire, by 803 per cent (57
claimants), Nuneaton and Bedworth 7.6 per cent (121) and Warwick 6.9
per cent (99).
also fell in Rugby by 6.4 per cent (62), Coventry by 4.8 per cent
(302) and Stratford by 1.4 per cent (10).
was the only area to record a rise in the number of vacancies, with an
increase of 23 per cent in the amount of unfilled positions.
analyst Gareth Brown said booming times in nearby towns were having a
knock-on effect in Coventry.
agencies from the outlying areas are contacting the Employment
Service with temporary posts in warehouses as the Rugby job market
to fifty people at a time are being transported free of charge to
these posts and are therefore responsible for the rise in reported
Christmas just around the corner, and Coventry city centre acting as
a central point for seasonal shoppers in the sub-region it is
inevitable that short-term posts are going to be on offer.
will for the majority of the 400 reported vacancies within the
retail sector and the service sector, in order to deal with seasonal