Unemployment statistics for Havant borough are revealed

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MORE men are out of work than women in the Havant area, new figures show.

A report by Havant Borough Council showed that the unemployment rate in April this year was 3.9 per cent of the population eligible to work.

The county average is 2.1 per cent.

The latest council statistics show there are 1,832 unemployed men in Havant borough and 837 unemployed women.

Male unemployment is higher than female unemployment, with 250 men – or 12.2 per cent – out of work in Warren Park.

The lowest statistic was just 1.1 per cent of women unemployed in Cowplain.

An analysis across the wards shows Emsworth and Cowplain with the lowest unemployment rates, at 2.1 per cent and 1.8 per cent respectively.

Warren Park has the highest at 8.3 per cent, followed by Battins ward with 7.1 per cent.

Overall unemployment figures for the rest of the borough are Barncroft (6.9 per cent), Bedhampton (2.7 per cent), Bondfields (6.2 per cent), Hart Plain (3.8 per cent), Hayling east (2.8 per cent), Hayling west (2.3 per cent), Purbrook (2.4 per cent), St Faith’s (2.7 per cent), Stakes (3.8 per cent) and Waterloo (2.8 per cent).

Statistics show there are around eight people going for any job vacancy in the Havant borough – compared to the regional average of four.

The statistics have been revealed as Havant Borough Council launches a new job scheme.

As reported, Havant’s deputy leader David Guest is spearheading an initiative to provide local jobs and apprenticeships.

Under rules for new housing and commercial developments, developers will be encouraged to employ local people and provide apprenticeships to young people.