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Labour Market Information

We think Leicestershire is an amazing place to live and work. As one of the most vibrant areas in the East Midlands there is a lot to shout about. Within this page we share information about different industry sectors, careers pathways, types of jobs and lots more for both parents, carers and students.


Quick fact…did you know in Leicester and Leicestershire over 99% of local businesses are micro (0-9 staff), small (10-49 staff) or medium enterprises (who employ 50 to 249 staff).  If that sounds interesting you could visit the World of Work website which has much more information on the local labour market with easy to read facts and figures.


District Snapshots

District snapshot guides summarise information about key local employers across the city of Leicester and each of the seven districts of Leicestershire.


Each snapshot summarises:

  • General population information 
  • Key sectors
  • Most advertised jobs 
  • Numbers of businesses
  • Local schools and colleges
  • NVQ levels
  • Average earnings
  • Employer skills needs
  • Key local employers – those with either very high turnover or those who recruit a lot of people

Click here to view district snapshots of Leicestershire