Unemployment claimant counts are up everywhere in the country, with cities and large towns with weaker economies in the North and Midlands most affected.
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City TalksCity Talks: Coronavirus and UK unemployment with Tony Wilson
Tony Wilson, Director at the Institute for Employment Studies, joins Andrew Carter to discuss the state of the labour market, the government response to the immediate crisis, and how to move to the next phase of the recovery.
Sunday’s announcement from the Prime Minister encouraging workers who cannot work from home to go back to work will be felt most in the North and Midlands.
Latest research finds that people in large cities and towns in Northern England and Wales have the most household debt and will be hit hardest in the economic downturn.
While unemployment rates are at a record low, many people remain excluded from the labour market. New research tries to count them across UK cities.
City TalksCity Talks: David Blanchflower on where all the good jobs have gone
Current low unemployment figures are taken as proof that the labour market is doing well, however, in this episode of City Talks, Professor Blanchflower points out that many workers are in fact under-employed or have given up trying to find a well-paid job
Places assumed to have weak local economies, hollowed-out by a workforce commuting elsewhere, may instead be thriving
As robots take over the world of work, this report investigates the types of skills that humans will increasingly need to succeed in the future.
City TalksCity Talks: Amy Goldstein on the story of Janesville and its response to economic shock
In this episode of City Talks, Andrew Carter is joined by Amy Goldstein, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist at The Washington Post and author of the widely-acclaimed book Janesville: An...
Which places have the most fast food outlets – and what does this tell us about the amenities they offer?