Unemployment up in Bucks (but at least property market is showing signs of recovery)

Unemployment is up slightly in Bucks

Unemployment is up slightly in Bucks

The number of unemployed people in Bucks increased for the first time in five months during January.

The county still has one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country, but it did rise by 185 (or 4.2%) to 4,503, or 1.4% of working age residents.

A total of 169 of the extra 185 claimants in January were men,

In Aylesbury Vale the figure rose from 1,399 people to 1,458 (4.2%), or 1.3% of working age residents.

Despite the increase, the rate is still nearly 30% lower than at this time last year and is the third lowest out of all counties.

Other figures compiled by Bucks Business First include:

> Buck’s average house price rose £10,997 in 2013 (4.3%) to £268,848, to move within 2.8% of February 2008’s peak.

> The most common age to leave Buckinghamshire is 19, with Nottingham and Birmingham the top destinations. The age of 22 being the most common age of those moving to Buckinghamshire

> 4,685 companies were registered in Buckinghamshire with Companies House in 2013. At nearly 115 for every 10,000 residents, Buckinghamshire ranked 5th among the 39 local economic partnerships.




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