From the TUC

Employment Blackspots Update

16 Nov 2011, by in Labour market

The unemployment data released today shows that Haringey is still the hardest place in Britain to find a job, in Haringey there are over twenty two dole claimants chasing every vacancy. Since we have been reporting on employment blackspots (March 2011) Haringey  has appeared in the top 10 every month. We also reported that there was evidence of persistent poor local job prospects in parts of London; the unemployment data today shows that five London Boroughs are in the top 10, Haringey, Lewisham, Hackney, Waltham Forest and Tower Hamlets.  

Top 10 employment blackspots  

Area Region

Claimant Count  

Vacancies

Claimant Count/Vacancy Ratio

Haringey London

10,598

468

22.6

Lewisham London

10,562

483

21.9

East Ayrshire Scotland

4,406

257

17.1

Hackney London

11,243

669

16.8

Orkney Islands Scotland

232

15

15.5

Waltham Forest London

10,145

681

14.9

Clackmannanshire Scotland

1,785

124

14.4

Isle of Wight South East

3,136

220

14.3

Argyll & Bute Scotland

1,834

131

14.0

Tower Hamlets London

11,486

834

13.8

Source- nomisweb.co.uk

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The top ten employment blackspots for young people (18-24 only) based on the claimant count figures released today are:

local authority

(Proportion of resident population of age group)

Blaenau Gwent

18.0

Hartlepool

17.2

Sandwell

16.4

Merthyr Tydfil

16.0

Redcar and Cleveland

15.9

Wolverhampton

15.4

Walsall

15.2

South Tyneside

15.0

Rochdale

14.4

Source- nomisweb.co.uk

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TUC analysis published last week showed that youth claimant unemployment had increased in 97% of local authority areas in the UK in the last 12 months. The number of young people aged between 18 and 24 unable to find work in the UK had increased in 196 of 202 local authorities since September 2010.

2 Responses to Employment Blackspots Update

  1. Hugh
    Dec 4th 2011, 11:59 pm

    Congratulations – three different spellings of Haringey/Harringey/Harringay in the first paragraph. If you need any help with that, let me know.

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