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Major initiative calls on businesses to prioritise mental health and boost productivity

A major initiative aiming to boost economic productivity is calling on businesses across the East Midlands to prioritise their employees’ mental health after COVID-19 has...

£4bn Levelling Up Fund announced in Spending Review 2020

A new £4bn Levelling Up fund for England has been unveiled by Chancellor Rishi Sunak as part of his one-year Spending Review. All local areas...

Leicestershire moves into top tier

The latest coronavirus rates show progress but there’s still work to do to drive down rates, says Leicestershire County Council’s Director of Public Health. Today...

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A few facts about employment in our area


higher education students attend the region's three universities


of the population of Leicester is aged 18-24 (against a national average of 8.7%)


people employed in professional, scientific or technical industries


of the population of Leicester is of working age (against a national average of 62.8%)


employee growth in the professional, scientific and technical sectors 2011-2017 - an increase of 17,000 workers