Leeds one of UK’s employment hotspots

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Leeds has been named as one of the top UK cities to work and find a new job in.

The city came fourth in a rankings list compiled by recruitment specialist Glassdoor, which scored each place based on job opportunities, cost of living and career satisfaction.

Leeds’s job score was three - below only Cambridge, Milton Keynes and Nottingham - due to the high ratio of active vacancies against the population, a high median salary of £30,000 and average house price of £195,370.

The city ranked above 16 other British employment hotspots, including second city Birmingham, northern rival Manchester, Scottish capital Edinburgh, university city Oxford, oil industry centre Aberdeen, Glasgow and Bristol. It was also placed above Peterborough, Reading, Bradford, Northampton, Swindon, Coventry, Warrington, Liverpool and Derby.

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