London surging ahead in Britain's economic recovery

The UK's economic recovery is widening the gap between London and other cities, with almost 10 times more jobs being created in the capital than the next best area.

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How London's recovery compares to other big cities

  • The capital is creating 10 times more private sector jobs than the second fastest growing city, Edinburgh
  • For every one public sector job created in London, two have been lost in other cities across the country
  • After university, one in three 22 to 30 year olds who move city come to London
  • From their early thirties, people begin to move out again as their families start to grow, but 60% of people who move out choose to move to cities in the South East

Read more, from ITV Tyne Tees: The North-South divide widens

London remains Britain's 'economic power house'

The gap between London and other UK cities is widening and we are failing to make the most of cities' economic potential.

Devolving more funding and powers to UK cities so they can generate more of their own income and play to their different strengths will be critical to ensuring this is a sustainable, job-rich recovery.

– Alexandra Jones, chief executive of Centre for Cities


London economy booms while other cities stall

While London the economy in London is beginning to boom, it means cities such as Bradford, Blackpool and Glasgow have seen jobs lost in private and public sectors. Here's how London compares to other cities:

  • There were 216,000 private sector and 66,300 public sector jobs created in London between 2010 and 2012
  • Other cities where jobs have been created in private companies include Nottingham (8,900), Brighton (6,400) and Aberdeen (4,900)
  • However other cities have been hit by cuts in public sector jobs
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