Burnley tops private sector jobs creation league

Burnley Town Hall, by Peter Seavers
Burnley Town Hall, by Peter Seavers
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Burnley is leading the way in Lancashire when it comes to creating private sector jobs.

Figures just released reveal the town had the highest jobs growth in the private sector across the whole of Lancashire last year and is ahead of jobs growth averages for the North West and Great Britain.

Private sector job numbers have grown 7.2% in Burnley over 2013/2014, the average growth across Lancashire stands at 3.2%, in the North West 4.3 % and Great Britain 5.1%.

Burnley Council leader Coun. Mark Townsend said: “Burnley ticks all the boxes to thrive, including skills, connectivity, and access to knowledge. With our new direct rail link to Manchester, two universities, a university technical college, and outstanding college with a specialist centre in manufacturing excellence, Burnley is on an economic growth trajectory.

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