York now has the highest employment rate of any City in the north of England or Scotland. It also has one of the lowest claimant (benefit) rates.
York has a relatively small proportion of jobs in employment sectors which are expected to shrink in size over the next few years.
These include sales assistants and retail cashiers,other administrative occupations, customer service occupations, administrative occupations: finance and elementary storage occupations. A century ago the most vulnerable occupations were forecast (correctly) to be domestic indoor servants.
Th news is contained in a new report published by the “Centre for Cities”.
The report can be read by clicking here.
York tends to be average to better than average on most tests applied by the study.
It fares well on the number of residents with high level qualifications having 42.7% compared to the UK average of 38.0%
Perhaps more surprisingly York does’t yet feature in the top 10 of City’s with ultra fast broadband access while housing remains more affordable than in many southern cities.