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Chamber reacts to local rise in claimant count

Business leaders in Coventry and Warwickshire have reacted to a rise in the claimant count across the city and the county.

Chamber reacts to local rise in claimant count

In Coventry, the figure rose from 5,965 in March to 6,245 in the month to April, while in Warwickshire it went up from 6,555 to 6,710.

Louise Bennett, the chief executive of the Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce, said: “A further rise in the claimant count in Coventry and Warwickshire is, naturally, a cause for concern.

“But it comes at a time when we hear that businesses are struggling to find the right skills to help them grow.

“The miss-match will be a drag on economic growth and this, along with the need for more employment land and improved infrastructure – among other factors, needs to be a priority for Government at a time when the focus has been dominated by Brexit.”

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