Skip to main content

News

Search:
Filter by month:
03/10/2018
Jobs increase across the Black Country in 2017

The UK Business Register and Employment Survey (BRES) has just released data that demonstrates an increase across the Black Country from 2016 to 2017 which means in terms of job creation the area is one of the highest-performing areas in the Country.

In the Black Country overall there are 18,000 more employees in 2017 compared to the previous year, a growth rate of 4%. This is over three times higher than the national average of 1.1% growth. The number of jobs in all four Black Country local authority areas increased at a faster rate than the national average taking the total number of Black Country jobs to 463,000.


Sarah Middleton, Chief Executive Black Country Consortium said:

“What fantastic news for the Black Country with property, construction, business & food/accommodation jobs driving the high growth. Across our local authority areas, we have seen consistent growth, higher than the national average, demonstrating that the Black Country is thriving as a place to both live and work.”


The business Register and Employment Survey (BRES) is the official source of employee and employment estimates by detailed geography and industry, you can read more here.

>>>Read more about what the BRES report means to the Black Country here.<<<


For more information on how the Black Country LEP supports employees and business visit www.blackcountrylep.co.uk



Latest News

Go to news page
New eBay website showcases city businesses
20/02/2019
A new website has gone live to profile City of Wolverhampton on eBay.
Investment in Midlands Automotive
20/02/2019
Hear how the Drive Midlands Automotive Partnership can help your business at our Investment in Midlands Automotive event taking place on Wednesday 27th February at Scarman Warwick...
Major plans approved for former bus depot site
19/02/2019
Plans have been approved for the £21 million transformation of the former bus depot site in Cleveland Road to make it a key gateway to Wolverhampton city centre.

Sign up to receive updates: