Cornwall's September unemployment figure rises slightly

There has been a small rise in the number of people out of work and claiming benefits in Cornwall.

Figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) showed the claimant count for September was 8,678 - up 43 from 8,635 the previous month.

In percentage terms, the figure equates to about 2.6% of the county's workforce - lower than the national rate of 3.8%.

Across the UK, 1.57m people claimed Jobseeker's Allowance in September - down by 4,000.

More on This Story

Related Stories

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC Cornwall

Weather

Truro

Min. Night 1 °C

Features & Analysis

Elsewhere on the BBC

  • OrchestraSound of success

    How one of Turkey’s finest orchestras found global fame

Programmes

  • Ebola patients in Sierra LeoneHARDtalk Watch

    Dr Geraldine O'Hara recalls the horrors of working on the Ebola frontline in Sierra Leone

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.