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 December 2017, the number of jobs had increased by 59,400. Of these, 47,000 – or 79% – are ‘better jobs’.
Source: Annual Population Survey - Workplace Analysis [Nomis, last updated on 17 April 2018]
Data information: Based on the North East LEP area