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. 

Related articles

Regional Growth figures released for Q2 2015

The RBS regional growth tracker for Q2 shows London regaining the top spot for growth.

Regional growth figures released for Q1 2015

The RBS regional growth tracker for Q1 shows North East and North West coming up on top.

Latest news

RBS to help 2.5 million people each year to be more financially capable

RBS has today committed to helping 2.5 million people in the UK each year to improve their financial capability.

RBS to increase lending to sustainable energy sector following £1.1bn securitisation of loans to UK sustainable energy market

RBS has executed a £1.1bn securitisation deal with Macquarie Infrastructure Debt Investment Solutions (MIDIS), which will allow the bank to recycle capital and increase lending to the sustainable or renewable energy sectors.

RBS launches £1 billion Female Entrepreneurship Funding and announces targets to help create at least 50k new businesses by 2023

RBS has today announced a new £1 billion in funding through NatWest to support female entrepreneurs in the UK to scale and grow – the largest intervention by a UK lender focused specifically on female-led businesses.

Set Tab for lightbox