Cornwall's unemployment figure rises in December
- 23 January 2013
- From the section Cornwall
There was a slight increase in unemployment in Cornwall last month, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
Figures for December show 9,955 people were out of work and claiming jobseeker's allowance - 442 more than the figure of 9,513 for November 2012.
At 3%, Cornwall's unemployment rate is lower than the national rate of 3.7%.
Nationally, the number of claimants was down by 12,100 last month to 1.56 million.