Manjit Cheema
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Unemployment figures: Wolverhampton work scheme started

As unemployment falls in the West Midlands a new scheme is helping those with limited English in Wolverhampton find work.

Latest figures show unemployment in the region has dropped by 26,000 over the past quarter.

There are now 240,000 people out of work - 8.8% of the working population.

The Park Village Employability Scheme helps design the sort of training opportunities their community needs, said Manjit Cheema from the city council.

Up to 9% of the working age population in Park Village claims jobseeker's allowance.

  • 18 Dec 2013