UK cities are home to the majority of the jobs in the UK economy. Yet the number and types of jobs vary between cities, partly reflecting big differences in people’s skills, experience and qualifications across different cities. Evidence going back over 100 years shows that, to attract business investment and support new jobs, UK cities must focus on improving the skills of their residents. Our analysis looks at how cities and national government can support higher productivity and stronger jobs growth in cities around the country.
Students flock to cities, but attracting and retaining graduates is more important for their economies
More evidence is needed to help cities make the most of employment schemes
Explore the cities data from the UKCES Employer Skills Survey 2015 using our interactive tool.
Cities need to enlarge the skilled labour pool that they offer to businesses.
The BBC's move to Salford brought jobs to MediaCityUK, but its impact was limited across Greater Manchester
This briefing offers a detailed look at the migration patterns of graduates and students to and from Preston