However Leeds’ job creation rate of 9.5 per cent exceeded that of both Manchester and London, the research showed.
Business activity in Yorkshire experienced the fastest expansion in the UK during July, with firms hiring staff at the quickest rate since March 2015, figures show.
Date: 13th July 2017. Picture James Hardisty. A view looking across to Quarry Hill, showing new development land next to the West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds.
The new research showed certain sectors in Sheffield, York Bradford and Hull were all performing well too, with the former city having grown its financial sector by 28 per cent since 2014.