From the TUC

Employment Blackspots – update

18 May 2011, by in Labour market

On Monday our analysis showed that the Scottish industrial heartlands of West Dunbartonshire and East Ayrshire have overtaken inner London boroughs to become Britain’s worst employment blackspots. The unemployment data released today shows that while West Dunbartonshire and East Ayrshire still rank highly in the top 10 employment blackspots, Merthyr Tydfil is now the hardest place in Britain to find a job, where over thirty dole claimants are chasing every vacancy.

 

Top ten employment blackspots, April 2011

Local Area Claimant count Vacancies Ratio
Merthyr Tydfil 2,063 63 32.7
East Ayrshire 4,345 139 31.3
Inverclyde 2,648 86 30.8
West Dunbartonshire 3,726 122 30.5
Hackney 10,941 452 24.2
Haringey 10,577 450 23.5
Greenwich 7,644 334 22.9
Lewisham 9,926 443 22.4
North Ayrshire 5,370 243 22.1
Barking and Dagenham 6,581 302 21.8

 

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Source: nomisweb.co.uk

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