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15 September 2014updated 05 Oct 2023 8:51am

The most jobless parts of the UK are in Birmingham and Bradford

What is the quality of work across the UK? In most constituencies the average job is quite similar, but at either end daily life is very different.

By Harry Lambert

The full version of this feature is available on May2015.com.

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: …

Continue to May2015.com to read more; discover how a place like Clacton compares to Cambridge and explore the links between the work we do and the way we vote.

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