Unemployment Figures in Staffordshire Fallen Dramatically!

Unemployment Figures in Staffordshire has Fallen Dramatically!

In Staffordshire the number of people out of work fell by 31.1% compared with a year ago. A large fall in the UK unemployment figure has been widely reported in the media this week but locally this figure demonstrates that many opportunities have been created within our county over the last 12 months.  The number of unemployed people in Newcastle under Lyme and Stafford dropped by 14.92% and 31.7% respectively. The deputy chief executive of the Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce said that “it is clear that the recovery is still moving in the right direction as businesses are taking on more staff, including many young people through the very successful apprenticeship schemes”.

According to recent figures from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) the UK unemployment rate has dropped to 7.1%, with the number of people out of work falling by 167,000 in the three months to November. The number of 16-24 year olds out of work also fell by 39,000 from the previous three-month period to 920,000. This drop in unemployment is the biggest since autumn 1997, and the number of people in employment now sits at 30.15million.

This news demonstrates that now is a great time to be looking for a job in our region and we would be interested in hearing from anybody that is looking for a new role or a change of career. We have a variety of vacancies in Stoke on Trent, Newcastle under Lyme and Staffordshire, to view all our live vacancies please visit our job board at www.intropersonnel.co.uk/jobs

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