Workless figures show North-South divide getting starker
Figures on the concentration of workless households in the UK suggest that the North-South divide may be getting even more stark.
The data - from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) - analysed homes where no adult is in work.
The 10 places with the highest number of such homes are all north of a line from the Severn to the Wash.
By contrast, the 10 areas with the lowest concentration of workless households are south of Oxfordshire.
Liverpool continues to have the biggest problem. In 2015, 28.8% of homes in the city had no one in work.
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