These statistics are broken down by wards and districts, and also show the picture for the whole of Worcestershire in comparison to the West Midlands.
Highlights from the August 2009 summary (PDF, 713kb) include:
- The unadjusted unemployment total for Worcestershire was 13,269 in August 2009
- The county rate (4.8%) still compares favourably with unemployment rates for the West Midlands (7.3%) and England and Wales (5.6%)
- Across the county, the districts with the highest and lowest unemployment rates were Redditch (6.5%) and Malvern Hills (3.3%)
- The male unemployment rate in Worcestershire is 6.5%, compared to the female rate of 3.0%
These figures are based on 2001 Census wards and the rates are expressed as a percentage of the economically active population, and therefore are not comparable with ONS figures.