From the TUC

Employment Blackspots Update

14 Sep 2011, by in Labour market

Employment Blackspots Update

We have been reporting on employment black spots in Britain over the last few months, where we have found strong evidence of persistent poor local job prospects. The unemployment data released today shows that Inverclyde is now the hardest place in Britain to find a job, where there are over thirty five dole claimants chasing every vacancy. Inverclyde has appeared frequently in the top 10 blackspots, and back in May 2011 Invercylde had been the hardest place to find a job when almost thirty two dole claimants were chasing every vacancy.

Area Claimants Vacancies Ratio
Inverclyde 3,057 87 35.1
North Ayrshire 5,933 256 23.2
West Dunbartonshire 3,840 166 23.1
Hackney 11,081 487 22.8
Waltham Forest 9,782 490 20.0
Merthyr Tydfil 2,257 115 19.6
Lewisham 10,624 561 18.9
Haringey 10,813 606 17.8
Blaenau Gwent 3,140 183 17.2
Kingston upon Hull, City of 14,314 843 17.0

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2 Responses to Employment Blackspots Update

  1. Neal Heard
    Sep 15th 2011, 8:33 am

    How can I find out the figures for Bradford, West Yorks?


  2. Steph Charalambous
    Sep 15th 2011, 12:36 pm

    Thanks for the analysis and the update. Is it possible for you to post the latest spreadsheet please?