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 December 2017, the gap between the North East LEP area and England excluding London had reduced by 21%.
Source: Annual Population Survey (Nomis, last updated 17 April 2018)
Data information: North East LEP and England excluding London