Hull Achieves Record Employment
Employment in the city is now the highest on record, with increases in employment for the sixth consecutive quarter. The number of people in work has risen by a significant 800 people in the latest quarter, compared to the previous quarter.
Employment in Hull is increasing faster than the national average, and unemployment now stands at 7.3 percent of the population.
These figures come as the city sees unprecedented visitors during the first season of UK City of Culture and over 40 new businesses open in the city centre since 2014.
Chief Executive of Hull City Council, Matt Jukes said:
"When we launched the City Plan in 2013 our key ambition was to create 7,500 jobs for local people through projects and investments.
"We have seen several major companies invest in the city since then, helping to create these jobs; and we've seen hundreds of people trained through initiatives such as the Green Port Hub and Pathways to Employment.
"I'm delighted that we are now realising our ambition, achieving the highest employment on record in the city. We will continue to work to ensure Hull is a place that is brimming with culture, enterprise and opportunity."
Employment figures are taken from the Annual Population Survey (APS); an official ONS survey of households across Great Britain which provides local authority level socio economic data between censuses. Data is updated quarterly, and covers a 12 month period. The last APS update was in April 2017 and covers the period Jan 2016 - Dec 2016. The next update is in July 2017 when data for Apr 2016 - Mar 2017 will be released.
Hull Achieves Record Employment, 11th May 2017, 14:25 PM