Wolverhampton's City Strategy - Wolverhampton Partnership

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Wolverhampton's City Strategy - Wolverhampton Partnership

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THE ISSUES COMMUNITIES FACE

Employment and Worklessness

The employment rate in the City has fallen to 61.3% (September 2010). In 2007, it was

66.4% and within a year had fallen to 64.5%. 5

Worklessness is prevalent across the City. There are also high numbers of residents, who

although working, are still dependent upon benefits and tax credits because their income is

so low 6 .

5 Source: NOMIS

6 Source: City Council Benefits Team

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