Jobless figures remain stable
September 20, 2010
Jobless figures in Reading have remained static for the third month in a row according to latest statistics.
The number of people claiming Job Seekers Allowance (JSA) in the borough has fallen by just 37 people since June to 3,753 which still equates to 3.5 per cent of the working age population.
This compares to 2.4 per cent in the South East and 3.6 per cent across Great Britain.
Those seeking employment in West Berkshire also remained the same at two per cent, or 1,954 claimants.
However, Wokingham borough saw a 0.1 per cent increase in the unemployment figure with 1.5 per cent, or 1,603 people, claiming JSA.
The latest figures for the county put Reading as having the greatest number of claimants. The figures are: Reading 3,753, Slough 3,198, West Berks 1,954, Windsor and Maidenhead 1,718, Bracknell Forest 1,658, Wokingham 1,603.