In the East Midlands, the total number of unemployed people from May to July was 193,000 people, with an unemployment rate of 8.3%.
In the West Midlands it was slightly higher, with 237,000 unemployed, and a rate of 8.8%.
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EE and Vodafone have bought a number of Phones4u stores in the Midlands after the Staffordshire firm went in to administration last week.
It will be dry this evening and tonight with clear spells and light winds.
Dry with clear spells and light winds overnight, so becoming chilly once again with a rural grass frost possible.