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Swindon ‘ahead on jobs growth’

Study paints optimistic picture.
By Sarah Pearce,

Swindon’s economic growth is likely to outpace that of Bristol, according to the latest UK Powerhouse Study produced by law firm Irwin Mitchell and the Centre for Economics & Business Research.

In the final quarter of 2021, Bristol’s economy had grown by 6.8 per cent year-on-year, with Swindon’s growth languishing in the bottom five of 50 cities at 5.3 per cent.

However, the rate of jobs growth for the same period showed Swindon in the top 20 at 2.5 per cent. In terms of jobs growth Bristol is static, with a growth of 0.0 per cent, placing the city in the bottom 10.

Click here to read the report.