Black Country Intelligence Alert
Latest Unemployment Statistics
Latest figures on the number of people claiming Job Seekers Allowance (JSA) were released this morning by Jobcentre Plus.
These figures show that in March 2011 there were 44,550 people claiming JSA in the Black Country, 6.5% of the working age population.
There are 60 less people on average across the Black Country claiming JSA compared to February 2011 and 2,388 less people claiming compared to March 2010.