Brighton among the best for ratio of jobless to jobs, says survey

Posted On 21 Feb 2012 at 5:28 pm

Brighton is one of the top ten places in Britain to find work, according to a new report.

It has almost four unemployment claimants for every job vacancy, say researchers, compared with almost 80 in Hull, the toughest place on the list.

Aberdeen topped the survey with fewer than one claimant for every job while Brighton came in ninth.

Brighton was said to be good for call centre work – and D&G, the call centre specialist based in Queen Square, Brighton, said before Christmas that it was looking for more staff.

London had fewer than two claimants per vacancy with demand strong for secretaries and estate agents, according to the online jobs site

The picture among 18 to 24-year-olds was less rosy, according to a recent presentation at a Brighton and Hove City Council meeting.

Tom Perrigo, from the council’s economic development team, set out the position at a planning, employment, economy and regeneration cabinet member meeting at Hove Town Hall.

Mr Perrigo said that almost a fifth of 18 to 24-year-olds were not in education, employment or training (Neet) in Brighton and Hove.

This percentage of Neets was among the highest in the south.

However, the percentage of those in the same age group who were claiming jobseeker’s allowance was just 5 per cent.

The south east average was 5.3 per cent, he said, while the average across Great Britain was 7.8 per cent.

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