Staffordshire is continuing to see near full employment with just one per cent of the local population claiming out of work benefits, figures released today show.
This is the same as last month, though with slightly fewer claimants, and is lower than both regional (2.3 per cent) and national (1.9 per cent) figures.
Staffordshire’s economic growth leader Mark Winnington said:
It is of course good news that we’re seeing low claimant count figures month on month in Staffordshire and our real focus now is to ensure jobs being created here are better paid. A more prosperous and healthy county is good for everyone and means we can focus our resources where they are really needed.
There are some real success stories in Staffordshire where we have a thriving economy and with even more business development taking place. Sites created by the county council such as i54 South Staffordshire, Redhill and Kingswood Lakeside are nearly fully occupied and projects to pave the way for future growth like the Stafford Western Access Route are progressing well.
We have seen real investor confidence throughout 2017 while established business success continues.”