From the TUC

Employment Blackspots Update

14 Mar 2012, by in Labour market

The unemployment data released today shows that West Dunbartonshire is the hardest place in Great Britain to find a job. In West Dunbartonshire there are over thirty dole claimants chasing each vacancy.

Since we have been reporting on employment blackspots (March 2011), West Dunbartonshire has featured regularly in the top 10 employment blackspots, the only exceptions being September, October, and December 2011.

Authority

Region

Claimants

Vacancies

Ratio

West Dunbartonshire

Scotland

4,010

129

31.1

Middlesbrough

North East

7,616

319

23.9

Blaenau Gwent

Wales

3,431

144

23.8

Inverclyde

Scotland

3,062

134

22.9

Haringey

London

10,544

507

20.8

Lewisham

London

10,919

553

19.7

East Ayrshire

Scotland

4,925

259

19.0

Isle of Wight

South East

4,080

225

18.1

Hackney

London

11,186

638

17.5

Kingston upon Hull, City of

Yorkshire and Humber

15,604

905

17.2

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The top 10 ten employment blackspots for young people (18-24 only) based on the claimant count figures released today are:

Local Authority

Region

(Proportion of resident population of age group)

Blaenau Gwent

Wales

19.3

Hartlepool

North East

17.3

Merthyr Tydfil

Wales

16.8

Sandwell

West Midlands

16.6

Redcar and Cleveland

North East

16.5

Wolverhampton

West Midlands

15.7

South Tyneside

North East

15.4

Caerphilly

Wales

15.3

Walsall

West Midlands

15.2

Knowsley

NorthWest

14.8

Since we have been reporting on youth unemployment blackspots (September 2011), based on the claimant count rate Blaenau Gwent has consistently been at the top of the blackspot areas.     

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