Our target to reduce gap in employment rate
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 December 2019, the gap between the North East LEP area and England excluding London had reduced by 3% since March 2014.
Source: Annual Population Survey (Nomis, last updated on 21 April 2020)
Data information: North East LEP and England excluding London