From the TUC

Employment Blackspots Update

17 May 2012, by in Labour market

The unemployment data released today shows that Clackmanshire is the hardest place in Great Britain to find a job, with over 50 claimants chasing each vacancy.  Clackmanshire has featured fairly regularly in the top 10 over the last year.

Newcomers to the top 10 employment blackspots include Caerphilly in Wales and Medway in the South East with around 15 claimants chasing each vacancy .

Current top 10 Employment Blackspots

Apr-12

       
local authority Region Claimant Count Vacancies Ratio
Clackmannanshire Scotland

1,868

35

53.4

Haringey London

10,254

429

23.9

Blaenau Gwent Wales

3,442

169

20.4

Lewisham London

10,691

588

18.2

North Ayrshire Scotland

5,555

313

17.7

Lambeth London

12,136

758

16.0

Caerphilly Wales

6,127

389

15.8

South Tyneside North East

7,083

456

15.5

Kingston upon Hull Yorkshire & Humber

15,143

1,031

14.7

Medway South East

7,410

506

14.6

Source: ONS NOMIS

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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

Proportion of resident population of age group

Blaenau Gwent

18.7

Hartlepool

17.0

Sandwell

15.6

Merthyr Tydfil

15.6

Redcar and Cleveland

15.5

South Tyneside

15.1

Wolverhampton

15.1

Derry

15.1

Barnsley

14.3

Walsall

14.3

Source: ONS NOMIS

Blaenau Gwent continues to be at the top of the blackspot areas.

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