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Last week, voters in the West of England elected Dan Norris as their metro mayor. Researcher Guilherme Rodrigues takes a closer look at what the mayor will have to do to raise public awareness of his role and support the city-region in its future growth.
Job postings in cities and large towns in the North and Midlands are recovering fastest, while London and other cities are lagging.
Almost 10 million new jobs will need to be generated to recover from the pandemic, making job creation the most pressing policy challenge we face in the immediate future.
While retail and hospitality account for the largest shares of jobs on furlough across the country, the export base of some places has been particularly affected, raising concerns about their ability to bounce back.
Centre for Cities research reveals almost ten million new private sector jobs will need to be created to reverse the damage done by the pandemic.
Ensuring young people across the UK have access to relevant, good quality post-16 education and training options must be part of the Government's ‘levelling up’ agenda.
While the take-up of the Job Retention Scheme has increased everywhere in January to reflect the third lockdown, there are signs that things are less bad than during the first one.
While over the summer many social distancing restrictions were lifted almost everywhere, this was not reflected in the same way in local labour markets.
The Prime Minister’s adult skills announcements are a welcome step to support people adapt to the changing labour market while helping places ‘level up’ – the next step should be investment in job creation.
In the UK, competition for jobs has risen most in places where work was already hardest to find, raising concerns about widening geographic inequality.