I was pleased to read today that unemployment now stands at 2.4 per cent in the South West, down 0.5 per cent on the same time last year. This is a good sign for the South West economy and hopefully shows signs of a gradual improvement in the job scene.
Figures for August 2010 show that the fall in unemployment in the region is in keeping with the national trend, which saw the largest rise in employment since records began in the three months to July.
Nationwide figures today revealed 286,000 more people secured jobs, 16,166 of them in the South West.
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