Source: Irwin Mictchell
Liverpool was top of the league for job creation this year, according to a new report.
Law firm Irwin Mitchell’s UK Powerhouse report said the number of people in work in the city of Liverpool rose by 3.5% in the three months from April, giving it the highest rate of job creation of any of the 38 towns and cities covered.
Liverpool’s employment level stood at 289,093 after the 3.5% rise. Both Milton Keynes and Glasgow saw the number of people in work rise 3.4%, while Stoke-on-Trent saw a 3.3% rise.
The Irwin Mitchell report, produced with the Centre for Economic and Business Research, said a recent recruitment drive by BT had helped drive up employment in Liverpool and the surrounding area.
It said Liverpool’s economy at the end of June was worth £10.3bn – up 2.2% on the same time last year.
The report predicts that the economy of Liverpool will now grow by 13.4% by 2026 and will create 17,300 new jobs.
Niall Baker, Chief Executive of Irwin Mitchell’s Business Legal Services team, said: “This study highlights the huge potential of Liverpool but it also reveals that more needs to be done to ensure it can flourish and enjoy the same rate of growth as fast-growing cities in the South East.”
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