Region bucks national trend as employment continues to rise
The West Midlands has again bucked the national trend with a further increase in the number of people in work.
With an economy already growing faster than anywhere else outside London the region saw a 0.5 per cent rise in its employment rate between April and June compared to the previous quarter.
Figures released by the Office of National Statistics also show that unemployment in the West Midlands fell by 0.5 per cent – the second biggest drop of any UK region.
Across the UK as a whole the employment rate stayed static wh... You can carry on reading TheBusinessDesk.com for free, but you have reached the maximum number of pages an unregistered user can view. To register for an account, click here or login below...