Labour market update for London – April 2017

London employment rate remains at near record high London’s employment rate (i.e. the proportion of London’s resident working age population in employment) in the three months to February 2017 fell by 0.3 percentage points on the previous quarter to 73.4 per cent. Year-on-year there has been an increase in the employment rate of 0.4 percentage … Read More »

Poverty in London 2015/16

Official government figures show that the total number of Londoners living in poverty has risen a little over the last few years with the growing population and now stands at around 2.3 million people. In percentage terms, the rate has stayed the same, at 27 per cent of all those living in the region, averaged … Read More »

Labour market update for London – March 2017

London’s workforce jobs and employment rate remain at near record high The number of workforce jobs in London (i.e. the number of jobs located in London, whether or not they are taken by residents of London), reached 5.73 million in Q4 2016. This is a near record high. The number of jobs was up by … Read More »

London’s relationship with Europe

Gordon Douglass, Supervisory Economist, GLA Economics Since the 23 June referendum vote for ‘Brexit’ there’s been a high demand for data and statistics looking at London’s relationship with Europe and also how London sits in the UK as a whole. Fortunately lots of data sources are available to the GLA Intelligence Unit and we have … Read More »

Labour market update for London – February 2017

London’s employment rate remains at near record high London’s employment rate (i.e. the proportion of London’s resident working age population in employment) in the three months to December 2016 increased by 0.1 percentage points on the previous quarter to 73.7 per cent. This is one of the highest rates of employment recorded in London since … Read More »

London labour market update for London – January 2017

London’s employment rate rises to another record high London’s employment rate (i.e. the proportion of London’s resident working age population in employment) in the three months to November 2016 increased by 0.4 percentage points on the previous quarter to 73.8 per cent (up 0.9 percentage points on a year earlier). This is the highest rate … Read More »

Are Thirtysomething Londoners Really ‘Fleeing’ the Capital?

There have been a number of media reports[1] in recent years about the exodus of young adults from London.  One report from 2014 suggested that the number of thirty-somethings ‘fleeing’ the Capital was the highest on record.  Rising housing costs are commonly cited as the main reason behind this apparent recent exodus of Londoners in … Read More »

London labour market update for London – December 2016

London’s employment rate remains at a record high London’s employment rate (i.e. the proportion of London’s resident working age population in employment) in the three months to October 2016 increased by 0.3 percentage points on the previous quarter to 73.7 per cent (up 0.7 percentage points on a year earlier). This is the highest rate … Read More »

London’s Economic Outlook: Autumn 2016

Despite some economic uncertainty the London and UK economies continue to grow Gordon Douglass from GLA Economics goes through the latest economic forecast for London… Since our previous forecast was published in the spring of 2016, economic events have moved on a pace with the UK voting in the June referendum to leave the EU. … Read More »

London labour market update for London – November 2016

Latest figures show London’s employment rate at a record high and London’s unemployment rate at a record low London’s employment rate (i.e. the proportion of London’s resident working age population in employment) in the three months to September 2016 increased by 0.1 percentage points on the previous quarter to 73.6 per cent (up 1.1 percentage … Read More »