Jobless figures in Walsall remain higher than the national average

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By Walsall Advertiser | Friday, August 03, 2012, 09:20

UNEMPLOYMENT figures for June have shown a mixed picture across the three main political constituencies that cover Walsall.

Youth joblessness in Walsall North, Walsall South and Aldridge-Brownhills remains higher than the national average of 28.1 per cent.

June's figures showed there were 1,355 18 to 24-year-olds out of work in Walsall North, and in the south there were 60 less people without employment.

Despite being just above the national average, Aldridge-Brownhills faired far better with 455 youngsters on Jobseekers' Allowance.

The statistics show a contrast in fortunes for men and women attempting to find work.

Again across all three constituencies, there are more than double the amount of men looking for work in comparison to women.

As a whole in Walsall North and South, unemployment is higher than the national average, however joblessness in Aldridge-Brownhills remains 0.3 per cent lower at 3.5 per cent.

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