Comparing London with other global cities

By Mark Wingham A common question we get asked at the GLA is how does London compare with other international cities. Many comparisons between London and other global cities to date have focused on particular topics or sectors, such as tourism and foreign direct investment. These comparisons have been outlined in Chapter 3 of the … Read More »

Labour market update for London – August 2016

Latest figures show continued record levels of employment London’s employment rate (i.e. the proportion of London’s resident working age population in employment) in the three months to June 2016 increased to 73.5 per cent – up by 0.2 percentage points on the previous quarter, and up by 1.2 percentage points on a year earlier. This … Read More »

Labour market update for London – July 2016

Latest figures show a record low in London’s unemployment rate alongside continued record levels of employment. London’s employment rate (i.e. the proportion of London’s resident working age population in employment) in the three months to May 2016 increased to 73.4 per cent – up by 0.4 percentage points on the previous quarter, and up by … Read More »

Long-run employment projections for London 2016

In June, GLA Economics published its latest employment projections for London, and the supporting data on London Datastore. The projections use updated data to project the number of jobs in London broken down by sector and at the borough level. To support these judgements GLA Economics has developed a longer back series of employment and … Read More »

EU Referendum Results: A Demographic Breakdown

Note: The analysis provided is by no means comprehensive and simply aims to provide some early pointers as to the relationship between socio-demographic factors and vote share in the Referendum. On the 23rd of June the British public were asked if the United Kingdom should remain a member of the European Union or leave. The … Read More »

Labour market update for London – June 2016

Latest figures show continued record levels of employment London’s employment rate (i.e. the proportion of London’s resident working age population in employment) in the three months to April 2016 increased to 73.3 per cent – up by 0.5 percentage points on the previous quarter, and up by 1.4 percentage points on a year earlier. This … Read More »

London’s Economic Outlook – Spring 2016

Despite a slowing global economy the economic forecast remains positive for London.  Gordon Douglass from GLA Economics goes through the latest economic forecast. Since our previous forecasts were published in the autumn of 2015 economic conditions in London have slowed a touch but remain more upbeat than for the UK as a whole, despite continuing … Read More »

Labour market update for London – May 2016

Latest figures show record levels of employment and the lowest unemployment rate since 1992 London’s employment rate (i.e. the proportion of London’s resident working age population in employment) in the three months to March 2016 increased to 73.2 per cent – up by 0.3 percentage points on the previous quarter, and up by 1.1 percentage … Read More »

Labour market update for London – April 2016

Latest figures show continued high levels of employment London’s employment rate (i.e. the proportion of London’s resident working age population in employment) in the three months to February 2016 increased to 72.9 per cent – up by 0.1 percentage points on the previous quarter, and up by 0.8 percentage points on a year earlier. The … Read More »