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
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
A PR firm in central London is looking for new recruits willing to work with "a fat bloke with a drink problem". The bizarre advert by company 'Just In Time', says successful applicants will be on anti-depressants, and not care about global warming, and have spent one night in a police cell.
The company says it has been struggling to fill current vacancies, but has now been swamped with applicants.
There's been another jump in youth unemployment in London as an entire generation struggles to find a job.
Today's figures show the number of 16 to 24-years-olds out of work in the capital is stubbornly high, and at the highest level since 1993. Luke Hanrahan has been to meet the young people who've discovered that having a qualification gives no guarantee of work.