Job confidence in the West Midlands is lower than anywhere else in England, a new report has found.
The first national Job Confidence Index, released by the National Careers Service today, shows that across the country attitudes towards the jobs market is improving as people gain confidence in the economic recovery and their job prospects.
The Index shows that in the West Midlands, people scored their confidence at 50.9 - lower than the national average of 51.8 and below anywhere else in the country.
The East Midlands measured 51.8 exactly.
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