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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 regionally and nationally.

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, whereas at the national level the unemployment rate is broadly similar for both sexes. Meanwhile, economic inactivity is only slightly higher for females than males in Somerset despite a much greater disparity at the national level.

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