Despite the difficult labor market of the past year, graduates of the University of the West of England, Bristol (UWE) have received more jobs. According to data published this week by the Statistical Agency for higher education (HESA), in comparison with an average 20% unemployment rate of graduates in the UK in the past year among UWE graduates were 4 percent fewer unemployed. According to the detailed study of data for January-March of this year, only 7.5 percent of the graduates of 2009 UWE still looking for a job 6 months after graduation. The national average, the figure is 10 percent. John Clark, University Deputy Director for work with students, said: "Employers appreciate the graduates of the University of the West of England, Bristol, and take them full time almost immediately after employment". UWE offers a unique graduate development program to support all students in graduate programs full-time tuition, and creates close relationships with recruiters from public and private sectors, from large global corporations to small local businesses.