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Unemployment spikes in region, but claimant count down

The UK unemployment rate is currently 6.9%, the lowest for five years.

Unemployment in the West Midlands has bucked the national trend with an upward spike to 224,000, the latest official figures reveal. But, in contrast, the number of people recorded as claiming jobseeker's allowance has fallen.

£200m plan to rescue the Black Country


A £200 million plan for the renaissance of the Black Country was unveiled today which will create 5,000 jobs, bring hundreds of new homes and transform top venues to boost tourism.