Employment Blackspots – update
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|
|Barking and Dagenham||6,581||302||21.8|