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Employment & Workforce


Somerset performs comparatively well on figures pertaining to its workforce, with higher levels of employment and lower levels of unemployment and economic inactivity than is typically found nationally but slightly lower employment levels regionally.

In terms of the number of jobs per head of the resident population aged 16 to 64, known as Job Density, Somerset usually performs a little better than the national average, but a little worse than the regional average.

Unemployment is significantly higher for females than males in Somerset. Meanwhile, economic inactivity is  higher for females than males in Somerset despite a much greater disparity at the national level.


Source: ONS, Nomis.  Annual Population Statistics – July 2020- June 2021.

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Employment Rate (July 2020 - June 2021)
Unemployment Rate (July 2020 - June 2021)
Economic Inactivity (July 2020 - June 2021)