Warwickshire is a county in the West Midlands, which lies between Staffordshire, Northamptonshire, Leicestershire, Oxfordshire, Worcestershire and Gloucestershire. Its county town is Warwick, although the largest inhabited is Nuneaton. Many of the county's industrial towns (like Rugby, Atherstone, and Bedworth) were built up around the textiles, mining, and cement industries, whilst the southern part of Warwickshire is a popular destination with tourists.
Major employment sectors include services, tourism, and light to medium industries, and even dwindling industries such as agriculture have enjoyed a significant expansion over the last decade. The car manufacturing industry creates plenty of job opportunities in the area, thanks to the Peugeot and Jaguar headquarters in Coventry, and a car plant in Righton. Real estate employs 18% of the local workforce, 17% of staff work in wholesale and retail, and 14% in manufacturing.
The average weekly wage varies across the county, with Coventry paying the lowest (£437.20), and Rugby and Stratford-on-Avon paying the most (£511.70 and £522.60 respectively. As of September 2012, the unemployment rate for the region was 2.3% - significantly lower than the 3.8% UK average, and a fall of 2% on the previous month.
In the opinion of many recruitment agencies, Warwickshire offers plenty of jobs in a wide variety of professions.