Coventry and Warwickshire unemployment continues to fall

Coventry and Warwickshire unemployment continues to fall

Unemployment has fallen in Coventry and Warwickshire for the ninth consecutive month.

The figure fell from 4,184 to 4,007 in Coventry and, in Warwickshire, it has dropped from 2,708 to 2,472 during November.

Louise Bennett, the chief executive of the Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce, said it was another welcome fall in unemployment ahead of the turn of the year.

Bennett said: “The economic news in the region is, generally, very positive and this latest fall in unemployment reflects that with another 413 people across Coventry and Warwickshire coming off the count.

“That’s not only good news for the region but also great for those individuals who now have employment.

“The figures bear out the strong outlook that our members reported in our most recent Quarterly Economic Survey – with many saying they anticipate growth in terms of profitability, turnover and headcount in the New Year.

“What is vital, therefore, is that we ensure we have the people and the skills available in the region to allow our economy to get stronger and continue to see this fall in unemployment.”