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Latest Unemployment Figures Show Slight Fall Across Region

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Unemployment in Coventry and Warwickshire saw a marginal drop in the month to August.

In Coventry, the number dropped from 4,455 to 4,435 and in Warwickshire there was a fall from 3,370 to 3,355 – meaning an overall fall of 35 across the city and the county.

Louise Bennett, chief executive of the Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce, said: “We welcome a fall in unemployment across the area – even though it’s only a small drop.

“Against a backdrop of uncertainty, we are pleased to see that businesses are still looking to grow but, of course, we want to ensure that they can expand even further, grow our economy and create new jobs.

“Our Go For Growth campaign has been looking into the barriers to growth – such as skills, available property – and also the opportunities, such as growing the number of firms in the region that export.

“It’s important that we look at every aspect of this and that will help us to continue to drive down unemployment in Coventry and Warwickshire.

“Go For Growth will be a theme at our conference in October and we will hear from a range of experts on where the economy looks to be heading in the short, medium and long term.”

Source: Coventry & Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce

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