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NEW research finds Glasgow 7th least optimistic city about jobs in the UK

Added on: 26th April, 2018 by Helen_44874

NEW research finds Glasgow 7th least optimistic city about jobs in the UK

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Thu, 26 April 2018

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New research reveals today that 69% of Glaswegians do feel confident about the job prospects in their area, and 48% agree that Brexit has decreased job confidence in the city.

Glasgow 7th least optimistic city about jobs in the UK
Job confidence varies significantly city-by-city ahead of EU departure
The least optimistic profession in Glasgow...? Retail

New research reveals today that 69% of Glaswegians do not feel optimistic about the job prospects in their area, and 48% believe Brexit has decreased job confidence in the city.

The research amongst 2,000 Brits was carried out by leading online UK job site Fish4jobs to understand job confidence on a city-by-city level. The results reveal some of the least and most job optimistic cities in the UK, and what impact Brexit will have.

Top 3 least optimistic sectors regarding job opportunities in Glasgow:
1st - Retail
2nd - Hospitality
3rd - Education
Sarah El-Doori, Fish4jobs spokesperson said; “Often as a nation we look at job confidence on a macro level and its impact for us domestically and internationally. In reality for most people it is what happens where they live and work which matters and that is why we conducted this research in Glasgow. “

“Fish4jobs represents job seekers and employers from across the UK. This research has allowed us to understand if a person’s perception of the job market changes depending on where they live in the country, and how worried they are by external factors that could affect employment in their area.”

Glasgow ranked 7th least optimistic city about local job opportunities in the UK.

56% of Glaswegians don’t expect a pay rise this year - effectively meaning that they’ll be earning less as prices rise ahead of their earnings.
22% of those in the city choose earning more over job satisfaction.
25% think it’ll take them at least three months to find another job, while 25% believe they’d struggle to gain employment elsewhere.

Top 10 most optimistic cities regarding local job opportunities:

Aberdeen 88%
Walsall 60%
Cardiff - 59%
London - 59%
Edinburgh - 58%
Blackpool - 57%
Belfast - 57%
Chelmsford - 56%
Bath‎ - 56%
Oxford - 50%

Top 10 least optimistic cities regarding local job opportunities:

Newport - 19%
Gloucester‎ - 23%
Nottingham - 26%
Wrexham - 28%
Swansea - 29%
Newcastle upon Tyne - 30%
Carlisle - 30%
Glasgow - 31%
Plymouth - 32%
Bradford - 32%
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Notes to editors:
Omnibus research carried out among 2000 adults by 3GEM, March 2018.

Visit fish4jobs.co.uk to find the latest jobs in your area.

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