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Understanding Labour Markets, Skills and Talent

Report Published 4th March 2009

Headline findings from the report include:

  • The city-region regularly out-performs its competitor cities with regards to offering high-skilled jobs; retaining and providing the talent required to fill those jobs; retaining graduates from local universities and providing the necessary skills support and training suited to the job opportunities available in the region.
  • More of the Manchester city-region’s (MCR) population are employed in the knowledge based industries of financial and business services, such as legal services, than ever before.
  • However, the transformation of the city-region’s economy has wide-ranging implications for policy makers if Manchester is to continue to remain the dominant economic force outside of London and the South East.

Understanding Labour markets, Skills and Talents (PDF, 2Mb)

Working paper on dense labour markets in the Manchester city region (PDF, 9Mb)