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: A decrease in the North East economic activity rate during 2019 meant that, by December 2019, the gap between the North East LEP area and England excluding London, which had previously been reducing, had increased by 11% since March 2014.
Source: Annual Population Survey (Nomis, last updated 21 April 2020)
Data information: North East LEP and England excluding London