The Office for National Statistics have released figures today which show that Birmingham and Wolverhampton are two of the top five regions for unemployment in 2012.
The top five areas are:
Glasgow - 30.2%
Liverpool - 28.7%
Hull - 27.6%
Birmingham - 27.4%
Wolverhampton - 27.3%
The UK average was 18.1%
Sickness was the main reason given for not working by people aged 16-64.
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