High Level Summary of Statistics Trend Last update: Wednesday, 8 May 2013
Local Labour Markets
The gap in employment rates between the top three and bottom three local authorities increased by 2.8 percentage points between 2011 and 2012. This has been driven by a reduction in the employment rate of the three worst performing areas (a reduction of 2.5 percentage points over the year), while the employment rate in the three best performing areas increased by 0.3 percentage points over the year.
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Source: 2001-2003 data are taken from the Annual Labour Force Survey. Data from 2004 onwards are taken from the Annual Population Survey. The data for 2004 onwards are based on the calendar year whereas data prior to this is based on seasonal years (Mar-Feb) so there is a discontinuity in the series.