Economic activity rate target

Our target to reduce gap in economic activity rate

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: By September 2019, the gap between the North East LEP area and England excluding London had reduced by 14% since March 2014. 

Economic activity rate (% of 16-64 population), Apr 08-Mar 09 to Oct 18-Sep 19

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North East LEP

Source: Annual Population Survey (Nomis, last updated 21 January 2020)

Data information: North East LEP and England excluding London