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 March 2019, the number of jobs had increased by 74,900. Of these, 62,300 – or 83% – are ‘better jobs’.
Source: Annual Population Survey - Workplace Analysis [Nomis, last updated on 16 July 2019]
Data information: Based on the North East LEP area