The worst place to find a job

Julia Kollewe

The Scottish industrial heartlands of West Dunbartonshire and East Ayrshire have overtaken inner London boroughs to become Britain's worst jobs blackspots, TUC analysis reveals today.

Six years ago, in March 2005, the London borough of Newham was ranked the worst place to find a job in Britain, with nearly 15 dole claimants chasing every vacancy. In March this year, West Dunbartonshire became the worst employment blackspot in the country with over 40 dole claimants per job vacancy.