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Chamber Echoes Report’s Findings on Job Creation

Click here to download The Centre for Cities Outlook report 2015A report published this morning showed that Nottingham is among the top ten UK cities for total job creation over the past decade, while Derby is in the top ten for private sector job growth.

The annual Centre for Cities Outlook report ranked Nottingham at number ten on the list of 64 UK towns and cities for the number of jobs that have been created.

Researchers from the independent think tank found that between 2004 and 2013, employers in Nottingham achieved a net increase of 21,400 jobs – an increase of 7.7%.

They also found that in the same period, firms in Derby achieved an increase of 6,343 jobs, or 7.6%, leaving Derby at number ten on the list of private sector job creation.

Chris Hobson, Head of Information and Representation at East Midlands Chamber, said: "Today's figures are welcome and reflect what our members have been telling us over the past 12 months in terms of the way many firms have created jobs, invested, expanded and helped to drive the growth we've seen in the local - and national - economy.

"Nottingham and Derby are strong, vibrant cities and are home to a broad base of businesses, from SMEs to global brands, with real strengths in advanced manufacturing, logistics, life sciences, green technology and information services.

“It is from this base that the East Midlands has emerged as a national leader in terms of driving economic growth and job creation.

"Throughout the course of 2014, local firms delivered a strong performance, as reflected in today's report, which will give them a solid platform on which to build in 2015 and beyond."