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Recruitment Agency North East England

North East England is the smallest region in the UK and covers County Durham, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear, and the former county of Cleveland located in North Yorkshire. It has three cities, the biggest being Newcastle upon Tyne, Sunderland and Durham. Other large urban centres include Gateshead, Washington, Darlington, Middlesbrough, South Shields, Hartlepool and Stockton-on-Tees.

North East England Employment facts

The North East of England has 1,273,000 employees and an employment rate matching the national average of 75 per cent. The median weekly pay for a worker in the North East is £511.60.

Main industries and employers in North East England

The North East’s biggest employer is the public sector, which employs a quarter of the region’s workers which is the highest proportion in England, and even higher in Newcastle and Middlesbrough, where over a third of employees work for the public sector at local authority level. Manufacturing is still a significant employer in this region.

Incomes are on average lower in the North East than in other parts of the UK, and productivity was 88 per cent of the UK’s national rate, at least in part due to the decline in heavy industry on which this region once relied.

The export of goods is highest in this region compared to other English regions, with the majority of goods exported to the EU.