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Job Market Competition

January 2016 Rankings

How hard is it to find a job in your city? Here's the number of unemployed per job posting
for the 50 most populous metropolitan areas in the U.K.
To discover which cities have the most job postings per inhabitant view the Job Postings Per Capita map.

Updated February 2016

Rank Change Metropolitan Area Job posting icon Job Postings vs Unemployment icon Unemployed Persons Ratio
1   Oxford Job posting iconJob posting iconJob posting iconJob posting icon Unemployment icon 4:1
2   York Job posting iconJob posting iconJob posting icon Unemployment icon 3:1
3   Reading Job posting iconJob posting iconJob posting icon Unemployment icon 3:1
4 1 Bournemouth Job posting icon Unemployment icon 1:1
5 -1 Southampton Job posting icon Unemployment icon 1:1
6 2 London Job posting icon Unemployment icon 1:1
7 -1 Northampton Job posting icon Unemployment icon 1:1
8 1 Cambridge Job posting icon Unemployment icon 1:1
9 1 Norwich Job posting icon Unemployment icon 1:1
10 -3 Milton Keynes Job posting icon Unemployment icon 1:1
11   Sunderland Job posting icon Unemployment icon 1:1
12 1 Edinburgh Job posting icon Unemployment icon 1:1
13 -1 Bristol Job posting icon Unemployment icon 1:1
14   Blackburn Job posting icon Unemployment icon 1:1
15 1 Brighton Job posting icon Unemployment icon 1:1
16 -1 Manchester Job posting icon Unemployment icon 1:1
17   Coventry Job posting icon Unemployment icon 1:1
18 1 Cardiff Job posting icon Unemployment icon 1:1
19 -1 Swindon Job posting icon Unemployment icon 1:1
20   Derby Job posting icon Unemployment icon 1:1
21 1 Portsmouth Job posting icon Unemployment icon 1:1
22 -1 Doncaster Job posting icon Unemployment icon 1:1
23   Birmingham Job posting icon Unemployment icon 1:1
24 1 Leeds Job posting icon Unemployment icon 1:1
25 -1 Ipswich Job posting icon Unemployment icon 1:1
26 1 Leicester Job posting icon Unemployment icon 1:1
27 -1 Newcastle Job posting icon Unemployment icon 1:1
28 1 Blackpool Job posting icon Unemployment icon 1:1
29 -1 Huddersfield Job posting icon Unemployment icon 1:1
30 1 Nottingham Job posting icon Unemployment icon 1:1
31 2 Crawley Job posting icon Unemployment icon 1:1
32 -2 Guildford Job posting icon Unemployment icon 1:1
33 4 Glasgow Job posting icon Unemployment icon 1:1
34 -2 Sheffield Job posting icon Unemployment icon 1:1
35 1 Middlesbrough Job posting icon Unemployment icon 1:1
36 -1 Plymouth Job posting icon Unemployment icon 1:1
37 -3 Stoke-on-Trent Job posting icon Unemployment icon 1:1
38 1 Hull Job posting icon Unemployment icon 1:1
39 -1 Liverpool Job posting icon Unemployment icon 1:1
40   Preston Job posting icon Unemployment iconUnemployment icon 1:2
41   Bradford Job posting icon Unemployment iconUnemployment icon 1:2
42   Maidstone Job posting icon Unemployment iconUnemployment icon 1:2
43   Wakefield Job posting icon Unemployment iconUnemployment iconUnemployment icon 1:3
44 1 Wycombe Job posting icon Unemployment iconUnemployment iconUnemployment icon 1:3
45 1 Southend Job posting icon Unemployment iconUnemployment iconUnemployment icon 1:3
46 -2 Wirral Job posting icon Unemployment iconUnemployment iconUnemployment icon 1:3
47   Luton Job posting icon Unemployment iconUnemployment iconUnemployment icon 1:3
48   Warrington Job posting icon Unemployment iconUnemployment iconUnemployment icon 1:3
49   Lanarkshire Job posting icon Unemployment iconUnemployment iconUnemployment iconUnemployment icon 1:4
50   Rochdale Job posting icon Unemployment iconUnemployment iconUnemployment iconUnemployment iconUnemployment iconUnemployment iconUnemployment icon 1:7

Based on January 2016 unemployment by travel-to-work area provided by the Office for National Statistics (ONS)