Latest unemployment figures show only 1.3% are out of work in York.
This is significantly below the national figure of 2.7%.
There are 676 York job vacancies registered on the governments “find a job” website today. Some have been unfilled for several months now. The number of vacancies exceeds the number of people claiming job seekers allowance (550).
The latest Job Density figures available confirm that there were more jobs available than in other parts of the country
- York 0.89
- Yorkshire 0.81
- Great Britain 0.86
!Density figures represent the ratio of total jobs to population aged 16-65)
Most York jobs these days are in the retail, tourism, education and social care sectors.
The high number of job vacancies is likely to inhibit growth prospects for the York economy