Employment Blackspots Update
The unemployment data released today shows that Lewisham is the hardest place in Great Britain to find a job. In Lewisham there are almost thirty five dole claimants chasing each vacancy. Since we have been reporting on employment blackspots (March 2011), Lewisham has been in the top 10 employment blackspots every month.
Top 10 employment blackspots:
|local authority||Region||Claimant Count||Vacancies||Ratio|
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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||Total % (Proportion of resident population of age group)|
|Redcar and Cleveland||North East||15.6|
|South Tyneside||North East||14.3|
|North East Lincolnshire||Yorkshire & Humber||14.1|
Youth unemployment continues to be the highest in Blaenau Gwent and Hartlepool.
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Source ONS nomis – Dec 2011 data