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Centre for Cities tracks the latest unemployment claim statistics across the UK's cities and largest towns.
Drawing on data from Cities Outlook 2023, this short deep dive session focused the key trends in Scotland's cities.
Cities Outlook 2023Has economic inactivity gone up everywhere in the country since the pandemic hit?
The national story of rising inactivity and labour shortages only plays out in a handful of cities and this has important implications for how policy goes about addressing the issue.
As well as providing a deep dive into the latest economic data on the UK’s cities and largest towns, this year our flagship publication focuses on the scale and geography of economic inactivity across the country.
More than a year since the Covid furlough scheme ended, most urban areas appear to have bounced back to pre-pandemic employment levels – with just a couple of exceptions.
The cities more likely to receive payments to deal with the cost of living crisis tend to be poorer and have higher energy needs
Some cities should introduce a tourism tax to raise revenue, but they need fiscal devolution first
Explore the changing levels of activity within the high streets of Britain's cities and large towns from February 2020 to May 2022.
Our analysis shows that the city centres that were the strongest performers pre-pandemic were hardest hit by Covid-19