Our target to increase the number of available jobs in North East
In 2014, employment in all occupations in the North East LEP area was 811,500. The North East Strategic Economic Plan sets a target to increase this by 100,000, by 2024.
Progress: By Apr20-Mar21, employment in all occupations in the North East LEP area had increased by 59,500 since 2014 to 871,000.
Note: The latest data covers a 12-month period when the economy was impacted by the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. Furloughed workers are usually classified as employed in these statistics but, despite this, the latest employment total was 9,400 lower than a year earlier.
Source: Annual Population Survey – Workplace Analysis [Nomis, last updated 14 Sep 2021]
Data information: Based on the North East LEP area