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Western economies are recovering – the US unemployment rate recently fell to 6.1 per cent, a six-year low, and the UK’s rate has fallen by a sixth in a year – but at what cost? What is the quality of the jobs being offered by this recovery and where are they most needed?
We can get a sense of this by classifying every job in the country, and seeing exactly what type of work people do in each area: are most jobs managerial, self-employed or routine?
You can find the numbers for your constituency using the drop-down box in the donut charts below. We have grouped all the jobs in the country into one of three classes. Every economically active 16-74 year old falls into one of these or is either a student or unemployed.
To do this we use the Office of National Statistics’s classifications of all jobs. They grade the workforce on an 8-tier scale. We then used this to create three categories for those in work: …