Covid-19: April unemployment rates indicate Manchester has been hit hard

Manchester ranks high on unemployment created by Covid-19 in April 2020. Northern cities and towns have taken the biggest hit economically during the pandemic, exacerbating the already substantial north-south divide. Unemployment, caused by Covid-19, has hit Manchester and nine other northern cities the hardest according to a regional analysis by the Centre for Cities. Using data released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), the Centre for Cities found that people claiming unemployment benefits had increased the most in the north, with Manchester ranking number five for April 2020 on the biggest percentage point increase in the unemployment record since … Continue reading Covid-19: April unemployment rates indicate Manchester has been hit hard