Better jobs target

Our target to improve the quality of jobs available in North East

  • The target
    The 'more jobs' target in the North East Strategic Plan is for employment to increase in the North East LEP area by 100,000 between 2014 and 2024. The 'better jobs' target is that 70% of the net increase will be in the top three of the nine occupational groups
  • 'Better jobs' occupations
    These are managers, directors and senior officials; professional occupations (such as civil engineers and doctors); and associate professional and technical occupations (such as laboratory technicians and graphic designers)
  • Progress
    By Jul 2020-Jun 2021, employment in these occupations had increased by 61,200.  This was equivalent to 121% of the net growth in employment in all occupations (50,600). There had been a decrease in total employment in North East jobs within the other six occupation types
  • COVID-19 impact
    The latest total was more than 12,000 lower than a year earlier. Note that furloughed employees are usually classified as employed in these statistics. The furlough scheme was in place throughout Jul 2020-Jun 2021.

Employment in ‘better job’ occupations in the North East LEP area since 2014

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North East LEP

Source: Annual Population Survey - Workplace Analysis  [Nomis, last updated 12 Oct 2021]

Data information: "Better jobs" defined as those in three broad occupation groups: managerial; professional; associate professional and technical. Geography: North East LEP area