Yorkshire & the Humber takes top spot for job growth in Q3 2015


Yorkshire & the Humber takes top spot for job growth in Q3 2015

Yorkshire & the Humber shows the highest rate of job growth in the UK for Q3 2015 according to the NatWest Regional Economic Tracker.

Economic Analysis

13 April 2016

Yorkshire and the Humber takes top spot for job growth.

Yorkshire & the Humber has leapt to the top of the NatWest Regional Economic Tracker, seeing a higher rate of job growth than any other UK region over the last year. Employment rose by 3.8% in the 12 months to September 2015, twice the already strong UK rate of 1.9%.

Top local areas within the region were Scarborough, Hambleton and Leeds, all seeing growth of over 10%. This excellent recent performance helps Yorkshire & the Humber make up some of the ground lost in the early stages of the recovery and means that employment is now 4.4% higher than it was in 2008, a result that is only bettered by three other regions.

 

The NatWest Regional Economic Tracker monitors employment levels in 12 regions across the UK showing where the fastest job growth has occurred on a quarterly basis. 

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