The latest BRES data reveals that just under 40 percent of cities experienced a net increase in total jobs from 2009 to 2010 indicating that the road to recovery in cities is a bumpy one.
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Public sector job cuts now seem to be having an impact on the UK labour market. Excluding employment as a result of this year’s census, employment in the public sector fell by 97,000 between March and June.
A further 37,100 people claimed JSA over the last month, and the claimant count is now 0.3 percentage points higher this time last year.
The number of people working part time because they could not get a full time job now stands at a record high of 1.25 million people.
The geography of jobs is changing, and so is their nature. Both of these trends make spatial mobility and qualifications and skills increasingly important at the lower-end of the labour market.
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.
Monthly Labour Market Briefing from Paul Swinney - the Coalition one year on.
With university fees increasing and the majority of universities set to charge the full £9,000, what does this mean for city economies?
Monthly Labour Market Briefing from Paul Swinney, with an overview of the Work Programme.
Monthly Labour Market Briefing from Paul Swinney, with analysis of the impact of the recession three years on.