The geography of unemployment: how the recession has affected different cities

The geography of unemployment: how the recession has affected different cities
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Clayton; Naomi
Work Foundation, The
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1 February 2009
Trends: economic, social and technology trends affecting business
Business and management
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Eight months after the impact of the economic downturn was first evidenced in the UK employment figures and following thousands of jobs losses across the country, this report investigates which cities and regions have seen the highest increases in unemployment and whether London is faring as badly as was initially predicted. A Local Government Association (LGA) report published in November 2008 stated that 'London is the region most likely to underperform the national average in a recession' and 'major cities outside London such as Newcastle, Leeds and Manchester are likely to do better than the capital'. Others have emphasised that the core cities are also vulnerable, as well as small cities in the East and South East. 

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