Figures released today by the Office for National Statistics indicate another strong showing for the region on the jobs front between August and October.
While employment decreased nationally by 0.1%, it increased by 0.9% in the West Midlands.
And unemployment in the region decreased by 0.9%, despite the national figure remaining at the same level.
The inactivity rate also decreased by 0.2%, in line with the national rate.
Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce chief executive Paul Faulkner said: "The West Midlands’ labour market continues to buck national trends as another period of strong jobs performance contrasts against weaker showings in other UK regions.
"These improvements indicate that the region’s economy is strong and crucially sees our employment and unemployment rates moving closer to national averages."
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