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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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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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