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Manchester & Liverpool Driving North West Jobs Growth

29 Feb 2020

Manchester & Liverpool Driving North West Jobs Growth

Manchester and Liverpool are driving employment growth in the North West of England, with the two cities forecast to create over 36,000 new jobs between them over the next three years.

Manchester will be the fastest growing city in the UK in terms of employment growth, with annual increases of 1.4 per cent each year, creating up to 25,500 new jobs before the end of 2023.

Liverpool is also set to perform strongly with annual employment growth projections of 1 per cent each year, generating around 11,600 vacancies for the Merseyside city.

The job projections come from the latest Regional Economic Forecast report by the ‘Big Four’ professional services firm EY.

Commenting on the region’s growth, EY’s Managing Partner for the North West, Bob Ward, said: “Manchester continues to see growth and success, leading the way and outpacing the regional and national picture. Liverpool is also predicted to go from strength to strength, doubling its average employment growth rate for the forecast period.”

“We have huge opportunities across the North West; our professional, scientific and technical sectors are already buoyant, but with a consolidated approach to improving infrastructure and connectivity and capitalising on the benefits brought about through digital and technology, we can ensure that the region’s prosperity is enjoyed by all our towns, not just our major cities,” added Mr Ward.

EY Liverpool’s office Managing Partner, Jenn Hazlehurst, also commented, saying: “It’s encouraging to see Liverpool’s employment and GVA growth both on the up once again, outperforming both the North West region as a whole, and the UK.”

“It’s also fantastic that our average employment growth is set to double over the next three years, generating around 11,500 new jobs for the city. However, we can’t get complacent and, although growth is forecast for Liverpool, we need to ensure that we continue to drive this growth and investment to ensure it is distributed into the wider Merseyside area and The Wirral.”

“What’s needed is a blend of public and private sector investment to spread the wealth right across the region for the benefit of everyone,” concluded Ms Hazlehurst.

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