Dorset council unemployment rates decrease as Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch rates reach new heights.
This comes as Britain faces one of the biggest costs of living crisis and it leaves questions to how to neighbouring counties can have such contrasting rates.
COVID-19 had a significant impact on small businesses and overall unemployment across the country. However, according to Dorset council in June 2020, when the pandemic began to fade and normal life resumed, the southwest had an employment rate of 3.3%. Two years later, in March 2022 the unemployment rate currently sits at 2.9%, a 0.4% decrease since the peak of the pandemic.
Compare this to Bournemouth, Christchurch, and Poole 3.3% increase in unemployment since December 2019.
Having a 2.1% better employment rate as well as the highest rate since records show. this is evidences of the development of Bournemouth over the last 5 years. Even in the face of a cost-of-living crisis.
Dorset council have begun the repair of the county and have often help via the Dorset Council website which includes general information, money advice and helplines.
Dorset council cost of living help – dorsetcouncil.gov.uk/…/cost-of-living-help