LIVERPOOL CITY REGION WITNESSES EMPLOYMENT BOOM
Employment figures across the Liverpool City Region continue to rise, according to new research, with an “outstanding rate of growth” marking a “significant milestone” in the region’s development.
The latest employment figures show an increase of 19,200 residents in work across the region compared to the same period last year.
Liverpool City Region metro mayor Steve Rotheram said: “The fact that local statistics buck the national trend is a source of pride for me as the city region’s Metro Mayor and demonstrates the progress that we are making.
“Through devolution, we are seeking to do things differently in our area, by creating a high-productivity, high skill and high wage economy.
“I believe in inclusive economic growth – in which everyone living here can prosper.”
Liverpool City Region LEP Chairman Asif Hamid added: “This outstanding rate of growth marks a significant milestone in the development of the city region and speaks volumes about the increasing vibrancy of our economy.
“More and better jobs are a key priority of the City Region’s Growth Strategy, which we set out to achieve through public and private sector collaboration and a clear focus on our competitive sector strengths, assets, talent and place.
“We are clear in our determined collective drive to develop the economy further to create thousands more jobs and successful businesses.”