Comments: Finessing the North-South divide

Of course the explanation for all of these statistics could arise because the population figures are underestimated in the South and over estimated in the North; an underestimated population in London would explain why the (frictional) unemployment rate is higher than in the North, while the employment rate is higher, as is the output level and number of claimants.

Given enormous adjustments needed for the last census, its hard to have much confidence in the ONS estimates of the stock of population anywhere. And since no good record of international migration, let alone intranational migration are kept, there’s a strong possibility that the unemployment/employment and participation figures will getting less and less accurate over time.

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