Alison McGovern, Shadow Minister for Employment set out the need for real full employment in every region.
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As the labour market stabilises, claimant count rates in all cities still remain higher than they were pre-pandemic, impacting both the levelling up agenda and the current cost of living crisis.
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
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.
Data from this month's update shows a recovery in all cities and large towns, however, significant challenges remain for places.
The Government has announced it will not extend its temporary uplift of Universal Credit, but its hopes that a recovering economy will step into its place won’t apply across the country.
Data from this month's update shows signs of recovery in most cities and large towns, but for a few, significant challenges remain.
After successfully being re-elected as Mayor of Liverpool City Region, Steve Rotheram now needs to lead the area in the recovery from Covid-19, creating jobs and long-term prosperity.