Despite a small rise nationally in unemployment, the Lichfield Parliamentary constituency (which also incorporates Burntwood and extends north of Abbots Bromley and east to Barton under Needwood) has seen yet another fall in unemployment in June 2015.
“The Lichfield constituency is now in the top 4% of all constituencies throughout the United Kingdom for employment” says Michael Fabricant. “The unemployment rate is just 0.7%.
“Lichfield is a great place to live and work. It has an educated and skilled workforce and is close to major motorway and rail connections.”
The total number of unemployed claimants in Lichfield constituency in June 2015 was 317. This represents a rate of 0.7% of the economically active population aged 16 to 64, the 626th highest of the 650 UK constituencies. 1st = highest claimant rate, 650th = lowest claimant rate. The equivalent UK rate was 2.5%.
This includes 277 people claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance and 40 people who were claiming Universal Credit but were not in employment. The total number of claimants, both Jobseeker’s Allowance and Universal Credit, is 276 lower than in June 2014 and 13 lower than in May 2015.