Saturday, August 08, 2020

Chasing the Jobs

The Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) has warned that without post-pandemic support targeting the needs of the most at risk areas of the Britain there may be few jobs for workers to move into – leaving unemployment and poverty to surge in at risk regions of the UK where scores scramble to acquire dwindling job roles.

Research for the foundation found the London boroughs of Brent, Barking and Dagenham, and Newham could see the largest crisis in unemployment. In the northwest of the capital Brent, which is assessed to carry a potential peak unemployment rate of 18 per cent, currently has 63 unemployed people for every one job in the borough. Meanwhile neighbouring north-east London boroughs Barking and Dagenham and Newham were found to have 49 and 39 potential workers per job listing respectively.
Other heavily affected areas included coastal communities like Blackpool which ranked fourth on the listing with a potential peak unemployment rate of 21 per cent and 32 current listings per unemployed person.
Northern regions are also expected to be struck by high unemployment and few job listings. South Tyneside ranked 7th in the listing with 36 jobs per unemployed person, while Pendle was assessed as 8th most at risk.

No comments: