Brighton & Hove together with Reading, Milton Keynes and Portsmouth in the south east top the league table for growth in the number of jobs over the past decade. So why has our unemployment rate hardly budged?
A new report - City Economics - from the Centre for Cities highlights the inequalities that exist in cities that have seen tremendous growth in employment opportunities but still show intense pockets of deprivation.
Brighton & Hove has created a record number of jobs over the past ten years but our employment rate has stayed almost static at about 75% because the city’s population has increased and is set to continue doing so.
Over the next ten Brighton & Hove will have to find or create an additional 8,000 jobs just to stand still and an additional 16,000 jobs if we are to reach the national target of 80% employment.
These and other facts and figures relating to employment are available in the city’s employment & skills plan (see earlier story in knowledgebase) published on December 12th and commissioned by Equal Brighton & Hove.
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