Cities are using their knowledge of their local area to support people train and find a job, but the support they can provide is limited by red tape.
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The latest data shows that while no city or large town has high-take up of Job Retention Scheme but low claimant count, many do have high unemployment claims and lower levels of people on furlough.
While the Chancellor made a series of national announcements in the Summer Statement, they will play out differently across the country.
Our analysis of Government data on job support
If April claimant count data suggested cities and large towns in the North and Midlands were hardest hit, May's release shows that cities with strong economies in the South of England are now catching up.
New Job Retention Scheme data shows that firms in different places are taking varying decisions as to how to deal with the current uncertainty. This has implications for their ability to recover as the lockdown ends.
The launch of our framework to aid cities' recoveries
How should the Government roll back its support in a way that allows growth to occur across the country?
Interventions to get unemployed people back to work must be timely, tailored and localised.
The latest unemployment data and claimant counts across the country