Unemployment has fallen in Chester for the fifth month in a row. The number of jobseekers in the City is well below both the regional and national average, according to figures released today.
Welcoming the news Stephen Mosley MP said ‘This is fantastic news for The City of Chester. It is great to see another fall in unemployment in our city, and to see that so many employers are looking to take on staff. It is a vote of confidence in our City and the Government’s economic strategy of rebalancing the economy.’
Unemployment figures for June suggested there were 1871 people seeking employment in The City of Chester, or an employment rate 4.3%. Figures also show that the number of jobs advertised at the Jobcentre in Chester for the last month stood at over 1100. This means the City of Chester Parliamentary constituency is placed in the top 10% of UK constituencies in terms of the number of jobs available to each jobseeker.