Low paid jobs risk for northern cities

By Jonathan Werran | 04 September 2014

Northern cities are increasingly at risk of a polarisation in the jobs market, a leading think tank has reported.

A Centre for Cities study issued today finds many successful cities are becoming two-tier job markets while weak urban areas are home to ever-larger concentrations of poor working households

Entitled ‘Unequal Opportunity’, the analysis – commissioned by renowned poverty charity the Joseph Rowntree Foundation – revealed the number of people working in low-paid roles increased by 750,000 between 2001 and 2011.

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