It is important that residents in the North East LEP area are benefiting from the additional jobs created (see ‘More Jobs’ target). To measure this, the North East Strategic Economic Plan sets a target to completely close the gap between the North East LEP area’s employment rate for 16 to 64 year olds and the rate for England excluding London by 2024.
Progress: By September 2019, the gap between the North East LEP area and England excluding London had reduced by 21% since March 2014.
Source: Annual Population Survey (Nomis, last updated on 21 January 2020)
Data information: North East LEP and England excluding London