Benchmarking UK regions.

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1LABOUR MARKETOUTCOMESBENCHMARKING UK REGIONSINTRODUCTIONThe labour market survey has given us a detailed insight into the UK as a whole. In the UK, England appear tocome out top in most aspects in terms of employment and wages for example, with Northern Ireland andScotland North of Caledonian Canal lagging behind in most aspects within these labour market outcomes.We can see that in terms of government office regions, London comes out on top by having the mostemployment percentage e.g. 65% which is 5% higher than the mean employment, and also offering thehighest wages. These differences are explained in more depth within the benchmarking report.The mean percentage for all countries within theUK is 78.2% for the private sector. England is theonly country which surpasses this at 79%meanwhile Scotland North of Caledonian Canalhas the lowest percentage of the private sectorwith 69.8%. In England especially, we have seenthe privatisation of many utilities such as railwaystations and even water supplies. In NorthernIreland, there is actually an over reliance on thepublic sector in order to boost GDP due to theprivate sector being under-developed. Recentlythere has been a boost in Northern Irelands privatesector but this is still lagging behind the average ofthe UK as a whole.Source: Labour force surveyFor all the countries in the UK we can see that thetop reason for individuals having a part-time job isnot wanting a full-time job. The highest percentagebeing in England, with 71% and the lowest inScotland with 67%. This may be due to othercommitments where individuals are unable tocommit themselves to a full-time job e.g. childrenor care. The lowest percentage was for being ill ordisabled therefore meaning these people would beunable to undertake tasks in a full-time job. Thispercentage may be low due to many who are ill ordisabled not being able to work at all and aretherefore unemployed.Source: Labour force survey
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