Job creation is top in Yorkshire & the Humber

Job creation is top in Yorkshire & the Humber

Yorkshire & the Humber held onto its first place in the NatWest Regional Economic Tracker, seeing a higher rate of job growth than any other UK region in 2015.

Economic Analysis

06 June 2016

Yorkshire & the Humber top for high skilled job creation


Employment rose by 3.7% last year, almost twice the UK rate of 2%. This excellent performance means there are now almost 5% more jobs than in 2008 and has pushed Yorkshire & the Humber up the long term rankings, bettered only by London and East of England.

Behind this success is a 6.2% surge in high-skilled jobs over the last year, more than offsetting a small fall in low skilled employment. As the labour market changes and technology becomes ever more important it is reassuring to see the region continuing to generate high quality jobs and benefit from the higher wages they tend to attract.

Download the full NatWest Regional Economic Tracker Q4 2015 [PDF 521 KB]

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