The number of jobless people in Gloucestershire rose last month, bucking the national trend.
The county total of jobseekers increased by 260 to 7,892, according to today's figures from the Office for National Statistics.
It was the first jobless increase for some months. Nationally, unemployment in the UK fell by a further 125,000 to 2.34 million.
But the unemployment rate in Gloucestershire at 2.1 per cent is still more than half a per cent lower than it was a year ago.
The county's unemployment figures, district by district are: Cheltenham: 1,748, up 74; Cotswolds: 572, up 1; Forest of Dean: 1,042, up 5; Gloucester: 2,529, up 101; Stroud: 1,077, up 37; Tewkesbury: 924, up 42.