Centre for Cities report identifies continuing loss of low skill jobs from city centes

The geography of jobs is changing. While higher skilled jobs are increasingly concentrating in cities along the main transport corridors and in city centres, low-skilled jobs are dispersing out of city centres. The nature of jobs is also changing. The shift towards a knowledge-intensive service based economy has increased employer demand for qualifications and skills, reducing both the number and share of lower skilled, entry-level jobs. Both of these trends make spatial mobility and qualifications and skills increasingly important at the lower-end of the labour market.