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Unemployment rises in Gloucestershire

By BHawes  |  Posted: March 19, 2014

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Unemployment in Gloucestershire rose last month by 103 to 7,995-an increase for the second month in a row.

It was down in all of the county's six local authority areas except for Gloucester where the jobless total was up 142 and Tewkesbury where it increased by 46.

But the county's unemployment rate remains at 2.1 per cent which is still half a per cent lower than it was a year ago.

Nationally the number of unemployed in the UK fell by 63,000 to 2.33 million.

The county's unemployment figures, district by district are: Cheltenham: 1,718, down 30; Cotswold: 566, down 6; Forest of Dean: 995, down 47; Gloucester: 2,671, up 142; Stroud: 1,075, down 2 and Tewkesbury: 970, up 46.

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