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 close the gap between the North East LEP area’s employment rate for 16 to 64 year olds with England excluding London by 2024.
Progress: By December 2017, the gap between the North East LEP area and England excluding London had reduced by 23%.
Source: Annual Population Survey (Nomis, last updated on 17 April 2018)
Data information: North East LEP and England excluding London