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 »

Labour market update for London – October 2016

Latest figures show London’s employment rate remains at high levels Despite a slight fall in the numbers in employment, London’s employment rate (i.e. the proportion of London’s resident working age population in employment) in the three months to August 2016 remained unchanged on the previous quarter at 73.3 per cent, and up by 0.7 percentage … Read More »

Falling Workless Households in London

London, along with other regions in the south of England, has a lower proportion of households (with at least one person aged 16-64) with no-one in work. Previously, London has had higher levels of workless households, but both the number and the proportion of such households have decreased with the proportion falling lower than the … Read More »

Labour market update for London – September 2016

Latest figures show a record level of jobs based in London 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 5.732 million in Q2 2016 (i.e. up to June 2016) – a new high since the measure began … Read More »

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 »