Cornwall

Cornwall jobless claimant count down 147 in February

  • 20 March 2013
  • From the section Cornwall
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Image caption At 3.2%, Cornwall's unemployment rate is lower than the UK average of 4.7%

There was a slight fall in unemployment in Cornwall last month, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Figures show 10,462 people were out of work and claiming jobseeker's allowance in February- 147 fewer than January.

In percentage terms, the county has a rate of 3.2% - lower than the UK's seasonally-adjusted rate of 4.7%.

Nationally, the claimant count fell by 1,500 to 1.54 million - the lowest since June 2011, according to the ONS.

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