From the TUC

Employment Blackspots Update

18 Apr 2012, by in Economics, Labour market

The unemployment data released today shows that not only is West Dunbartonshire  still the hardest place in Great Britain to find a job, the number of claimants chasing each vacancy has increased from thirty one to thirty six.

We have previously reported that West Dunbartonshire has featured regularly in the top 10 employment blackspots.

Current Top Ten Employment Blackspots

Local Authority

Region

Claimant Count

Vacancies

Ratio

West Dunbartonshire

Scotland

4,036

111

36.4

Inverclyde

Scotland

3,023

84

36.0

Lewisham

London

10,886

318

34.2

Hackney

London

10,869

461

23.6

Blaenau Gwent

Wales

3,393

150

22.6

Hartlepool

North East

4,671

214

21.8

Eilean Siar

Scotland

566

26

21.8

Lambeth

London

12,362

592

20.9

Kingston upon Hull

Yorkshire & Humber

15,431

759

20.3

Haringey

London

10,393

552

18.8

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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

19.4

Hartlepool

North East

17.3

Sandwell

West Midlands

16.4

Redcar & Cleveland

North East

16.2

Merthyr Tydfil

Wales

15.9

Wolverhampton

West Midlands

15.7

South Tyneside

North East

15.2

Doncaster

Yorkshire & Humber

14.9

Walsall

West Midlands

14.9

Caerphilly

Wales

14.8

Blaenau Gwent has consistently been at the top of the blackspot areas since we have been reporting on youth unemployment blackspots (September 2011).

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