New Office of National Statistic (ONS) figures show that York now has the highest number of jobs the city has even seen.
York had a five per cent growth in employment in 2017, with an increase of 5,000 new jobs - from 101,000 to 106,000, which puts the city in the top 10% local authorities in England for employment growth, stronger than Manchester. Leeds or Cambridge.
This compares to across the rest Yorkshire and the Humber where employment increased by two per cent last year in line with the national level of growth.
500 jobs were created in the manufacturing sector, 1,000 in professional scientific and technical businesses and 1,000 in food and drink businesses. Other growth sectors included retail (500) and Financial Services (250).
Cllr Stuart Rawlings, Conservative spokesperson for Economic development and community engagement, said: “This is great news for residents and our economy and shows yet again why York is such a good place to live and work. Our Conservative-led administration has worked hard to help the city develop in a collaborative way, with innovative and inclusive consultations involving residents and businesses and a focus on front line services to enhance both living and working here.
“Unlike Labour we understand that fostering a healthy business environment evolves from a combination of positive interventions by the council rather than pretending that the council on its own can build the private sector.”