Employment rate target

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 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%.

Employment rate (% of 16-64 population)

Last updated:
30/04/2018
Published by:
North East LEP

Source: Annual Population Survey (Nomis, last updated on 17 April 2018)

Data information: North East LEP and England excluding London