Labour market update for London – November 2017

Employment rate in London unchanged on quarter[1] London’s employment rate (i.e. the proportion of London’s residents aged 16-64 population in employment) in the three months to September 2017 was 74.3 per cent. The rate was unchanged on the previous quarter, but up 0.8 percentage points on the year. This represents an additional 130,000 Londoners in … Read More »

Labour market update for London – October 2017

London employment rate remains at record high, and gap to UK narrows London’s employment rate (i.e. the proportion of London’s residents aged 16-64 population in employment) in the three months to August 2017 increased by 0.9 percentage points on the previous quarter to 74.9 per cent. London’s employment rate is at its highest point since … Read More »

Labour market update for London – September 2017

Workforce jobs and employment rates continue to rise in London, both reach record highs This month the ONS updated its workforce jobs estimates. The number of jobs located in London (i.e. whether or not they are taken by residents of London) reached 5.8 million in Q2 2017, another record high. This was 33,000 more than … Read More »

London labour market projections 2017

In August GLA Economics published its latest employment projections for London. The projections use updated employment and GVA data to project the number of jobs in London broken down by sector and at the borough level. The central projection estimates that jobs in London will grow from 2016 at an annual average rate of 0.78 … Read More »

Labour market update for London – August 2017

Employment rate reaches record high London’s employment rate (i.e. the proportion of London’s resident working age population in employment) in the three months to June 2017 increased by 1.1 percentage points on the previous quarter to 74.4 per cent. This is the highest employment rate since the series began in 1992, and an increase of … Read More »

The facts about transport spending in London

By Mark Wingham. You often hear in the media that London receives a lot more in transport spending than any other region. And yes, more is spent in London in total than anywhere else in the UK – around £8.5 billion was spent by the public sector in 2015-16, more than a quarter of the … Read More »

London’s creative industries – 2017 update

By Christopher Rocks, Economist. Since 1998 the Department for Culture Media and Sport (DCMS) has grouped together sub-sectors as wide ranging as visual arts, advertising and computer services to classify and measure the ‘creative industries’. These sub-groups are described as: ‘those industries which have their origin in individual creativity, skill and talent and which have … Read More »

Labour market update for London – July 2017

Employment rate reaches record high London’s employment rate (i.e. the proportion of London’s resident working age population in employment) in the three months to May 2017 increased by 0.7 percentage points on the previous quarter to 74.0 per cent, up by 0.7 percentage points on the year. This is a large increase, and reverses the … Read More »