The total number of people unemployed in the West Midlands has increased by 3,000 to 238,000.
The unemployment rate for the period between October and December 2012 was 8.6%.
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The country is generally seen as a safe place and experts today said incidents like the death of backpacker Mia Ayliffe-Chung were rare.
Fine and dry, with warm sunny spells on Wednesday.
A dry and fine day. Some thundery rain possible later.