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Unemployment falls in Gloucestershire

By BHawes  |  Posted: April 16, 2014

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Unemployment in Gloucestershire fell last month by 481 to 7,514.

The decrease in the number of people claiming unemployment benefits followed rises in the county in the previous two months.

Unemployment was down in all six districts in the county and the overall jobless rate in Gloucestershire also fell from 2.1 to 2 per cent.

The county now has 4,937 men looking for work and 2,577 women.

Nationally, unemployment has fallen by 77,000 to a five-year low of 2.24 million.

The county's unemployment figures district by district are: Cheltenham: 1,559, down 159; Cotswolds: 527, down 39; Forest of Dean: 942, down 53; Gloucester: 2,581, down 90; Stroud: 997, down 78 and Tewkesbury:908, down 62.

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  • Richardburton  |  April 16 2014, 7:03PM

    So how many people have been sactioned and are not claiming! And how many have found jobs? It's to easy to put these figures up and assume they all have found Fulltime work, it's about like the government telling us we are better off because London's had a great pay rise and we are all feeling it!

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