A report examined employment trends in the English regions. It said that, in spite of the numbers of people in work having increased since mid-2010, the likelihood of being in work had fallen in four regions. The report also looked at overall workforce trends over the previous twenty years and said that the United Kingdom's working age population had grown by nearly four million in that time. The report called on the government to do more to ensure evenness of job growth across the country.
Source: Economic Report: The labour market in the regions of England, Trades Union Congress