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Graduate jobs news: Wage gap between English cities revealed

Published: Monday, 21 July 2008   Category: Career Advice

Cities such as Newcastle, Manchester, Reading and Bristol offer better jobs than some others in the England, according to a new report.

In news that might be of interest to graduate job hunters, a report by the Work Foundation debunks the idea of a north-south divide, but shows that there are differences between individual cities.

According to the study, the average person from Cambridge adds £30,418 to the economy, the highest amount of anywhere in England.

Oxford is second and Reading has moved up to 3rd from 11th ten years ago.

The average resident of Barnsley adds just £10,728 to the economy, the lowest figure.

Alexandra Jones, associate director of the Work Foundation, said: "Some big cities of the UK have clearly bounced back from the decline of manufacturing, and have galvanised themselves to be productive, thriving, 21st century places."

Last week, Onrec.com reported comments by Jessica Pryce-Jones, co-founder and partner of consultancy firm iOpener, who stated that graduate job hunters are looking for a good work-life balance and a sense of purpose.ADNFCR-1068-ID-18693795-ADNFCR

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