Chances are you enjoy living where you are right now with your friends and family close to hand. But let’s face it, there are some places that offer more of what you like and offer better career prospects than others.
So if you’re on the look-out for a new job then you might want to know what cities in the UK offer the best job prospects.
Many cities are bouncing back from the recession, including some of those hardest hit by job losses – according to the Centre for Cities annual index, Cities Outlook 2011. But economic recovery is likely to be unevenly spread across the country this year.
The Centre for Cities identified five cities that are best placed to help the UK out of the recession:
Aberdeen is one of the cities with a high level of employment, abundance of skilled workers, and an increase in the average weekly earnings.
Milton Keynes showed an employment rate of 72.5% between July 2009 and June 2010 and the claimant count was only 3.5%.
Reading’s claimant count is running at just 2.2 per cent and it faces only 1.1 per cent job losses in the public sector.
According to the Cities Outlook, Leeds is the major city with the second highest employment rate (70.4 percent).
Of the major cities only Bristol has an employment rate above the Great Britain average of 70.4 percent.