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There is a great deal of excitement about the fall in unemployment - 88,000 people in the three months to April – in the press on the back of June’s labour market statistics.
Drawing on our City Relationships work in 2009, we investigated the economic relationships in Hull and Humber.
How can Hull city promote economic development across the real economy of its city-region? What should be Hull City Council's priorities to encourage the growth of higher-value business sectors and employment? How can workforce skills and aspirations be increased in Hull?
The global downturn is leading us to a very different labour market dynamic. Previously hard to fill vacancies are becoming less hard to fill, and the increase in JSA claimants could lead to more direct interaction between A8 migrants and the newly unemployed. The economic impacts will, however, play out very differently in each city.