Economic activity rate target

The North East LEP target to reduce the gap in the economic activity rate, compared to England excluding London

The economic activity rate measures the proportion of people aged 16 to 64 who are actively participating in the labour market, including those employed and those out-of-work but actively seeking a job. The North East Strategic Economic Plan sets a target to reduce the gap between the North East LEP area’s economic activity rate and that in England excluding London by 50% by 2024.

Progress: In the latest 12-month period (to Jul 19-Jun 20) the gap between the North East LEP area and England excluding London had closed by 9% when compared with the Apr 13-Mar 14 period.  Recently, the gap has reduced after widening during 2019 because of a decrease in the North East economic activity rate. 

Note: The latest data covers 12 months to the end of June 2020 and, therefore, over two thirds of the survey took place in a period prior to the effects of Covid-19 on the economy. 

Economic activity rate since 2009, North East LEP, England excluding London

Last updated:
28/10/2020
Published by:
North East LEP

Source: Annual Population Survey (Nomis, last updated 13 October 2020)

Data information: Percentage of 16-64 population, rolling 12-month periods, updated each quarter, North East LEP and England excluding London


Economic activity rate, gap between North East LEP and England excluding London, since 2014

Last updated:
28/10/2020
Published by:
North East LEP

Source: Annual Population Survey (Nomis, last updated on 13 October 2020)

Data information: Difference between 16-64 economic activity rates of the North East LEP area and England excluding London, expressed as percentage of the latter, rolling 12-month periods, updated each quarter.