Covid job losses could widen England’s north-south divide – study | World news

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England’s north-south divide could be worsened by the impact of the coronavirus on the economy, with more vulnerable sectors such as retail and manufacturing dominating the job market in some areas.More than 10% of the total workforce in North West England – around 351,000 people – work in retail, according to an analysis by Labor. In recent weeks, the sector has been hit hard by cuts at major retailers such as Marks & Spencer, Debenhams, Boots and John Lewis.

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