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Northamptonshire Analysis
The authority on Northamptonshire statistics

Quarterly Employment Updates

19 April 2018

The latest (Y2End Dec17) quarterly Employment Updates taken from the ONS's Annual Population Survey (APS) are now available on Northamptonshire Analysis in the following dataviews :

Economic Activity (APS) : Overview
Economic Activity (APS) : Employment Rate (%) : By Age, Gender & Ethnicity
Economic Activity (APS) : Working Hours
Economic Activity (APS) : Working Private or Public Sector
Economic Activity (APS) : Unemployment Rate (%) : By Age & Gender

These are all available at District level and above.

Some key points to note are :
....   The Employment Rate for Northamptonshire has decreased for the 5th quarter running and now stands at 76.6%. This is still a higher rate than the national average, however the England rate has been on an upward trend since June 2012.   The Northamptonshire rate is driven by recent decreases in Daventry, Kettering, Northampton and South Northamptonshire.
....   The Unemployment Rate for the county has decreased again this quarter after a five quarter run of rises. The county rate now stands at 5.4% but is higher than the national average of 4.5%.   Amongst the boroughs and districts the figure ranges from 8.4% (increasing) in Daventry to 3.5% (decreasing) in Kettering. The highest unemployment rate is found amongst 16-24 year olds.
....   The Self Employment Rate across Northamptonshire now stands at 10.1%. This has decreased over the last year and is now the lowest recorded figure since March 2015.   Amongst the boroughs and districts, the rate for the year to end December 2017 ranges from 6.4% in Wellingborough to 16.0% in South Northamptonshire, but both decreasing after a peak in March 2017.
....   The proportion of persons who work in the public sector in Northamptonshire is lower than the national average for both males (8% v. 13.3%) and females (25.4% v. 29.0%).

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