The last couple of months have shown a stabilisation of claimant count after consecutive months of improvement. The UK’s largest cities show relatively high claimant count rates.
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The most recent data suggests that a post-furlough unemployment surge may have been avoided and several cities in the North and Midlands are leading the recovery. However, this is far from achieving levelling up.
Research Intern Andrei Savitski analyses the most recent claimant count data and sets out what now must happen to ensure a swift bounce back of the economy
There were still 1.1 million people on furlough in September, and almost one third of them were in London, Birmingham and Manchester.
While an increase in the National Living Wage would help people in economically weaker places, it will not address the structural problems they face which cause low wages in the first place
Despite recent labour market improvements, aviation-reliant towns and some of the largest cities are in a fragile position
Guilherme Rodrigues analyses the latest claimant count and job postings data and warns that some cities look particularly vulnerable as we approach the end of the furlough scheme.
Senior Policy Officer Julieta Cuneo picks out key insights from our latest event exploring the dilemmas and tensions present within the levelling up agenda.
Red wall MPs point to the success of Sunderland’s Nissan plant as the model the current Government should replicate, but almost 40 years on the city is still in need of being ‘levelled up’.
Join us to explore the levelling up dilemmas