The North East Strategic Plan set a target to increase the number of jobs in the North East LEP area by 100,000 between 2014 and 2024. It also set a target that 70% of these will be ‘better jobs’.
Better jobs are defined as jobs in the top three occupational groups – namely 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 September 2019, the number of 'better jobs' had increased by 73,900. This was equivalent to 101% of the growth in the number of jobs in total (73,100), highlighting that the increase in the number of 'better jobs' happened at the same time as a slight decrease in the number of jobs in other occupation types.
Source: Annual Population Survey - Workplace Analysis [Nomis, last updated on 21 January 2019]
Data information: Based on the North East LEP area