Manchester’s economy has proven to be “resilient” to the impacts of the pandemic, according to a new report.
The city’s economy is also recovering from the effects of Covid-19, according to the State of the City of Manchester 2021 report.
He revealed that 95,400 jobs were being supported through the government’s leave plan.
Job postings continue to fluctuate in the city but remain on an upward trajectory – the highest being 7,900 job postings posted in the week ending September 18.
The report also underscored Manchester’s commitment to a zero carbon economy, with the city’s new employability programs aimed at prioritizing green economy skills.
Work is also underway on developing a zero carbon skills framework to understand the skills needs that will emerge for each sector. This includes building renovations, low carbon heating and transportation, and low carbon services.
Other key goals mentioned in the document were to increase the supply of housing, with affordable housing in particular being a key part of the city’s recovery from the pandemic.
The report also underlined the need for city transport to be “well connected at local, national and international levels”.
The annual report provides an in-depth analysis of Manchester’s progress in line with the ambitions set out in the Our Manchester strategy.
The strategy is a list of goals the city hopes to achieve by 2025.
Cllr Bev Craig, Head of Manchester City Council, said: “Manchester’s future remains optimistic; we all want to build an even better city. Four points stand out to me on which we must work with all the partners to go further. even more to build a more inclusive economy for all Manchester residents that allows everyone to benefit from our growth.
“Second, we know that Covid has exacerbated inequalities, so we need to redouble our efforts to tackle inequality and invest in communities. It is essential that we work with the most vulnerable and disadvantaged communities.
“Third, be even more ambitious when it comes to affordable housing. Fourth, quickly reduce our carbon emissions as a city.”