Worcestershire's Employment Market

Information about Worcestershire's Economy


Worcestershire County Economic Summary

The Worcestershire County Economic Summary looks at the latest unemployment figures, local economic news and indicators and ward level unemployment data.

You can view the most recent economic summary below. If you would like to receive the Worcestershire County Economic Summary each month you can also subscribe to the mailing list.

Worcestershire County Economic Summary (link opens in a new window)


Are you interested in finding out more about Worcestershire's Economy?

Below is a useful list of reports that will provide you with all of the information needed to understand the current economic standard of Worcestershire.

An Overview of Apprenticeships in Worcestershire for 15/16

The purpose of this report is to provide a detailed analysis of the state of apprenticeships in the Worcestershire county, and its districts, for the 15/16 academic year.

This report primarily analyses apprenticeship starts, although apprenticeship achievements are also taken into account where reliable and informative results and trends are evident within the data.

View the full report (link opens in a new window)


World Class Worcestershire- Worcestershire's Local Growth Deal

Are you interested in the strategic Economic Plan for Worcestershire? Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership have negotiated with Government and published the funding stream expected over the next 5 years in order to support with the delivery of their ambitions.

The following document explains the projects that are being invested in and the business benefits of the investments to Worcestershire.

Strategic Economic Plan Document (link opens in a new window)


Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership Annual Report 2017

Did you know that… 

  1. WLEP had the strongest growth in higher level workforce skills of all LEP's between 2010 and 2015?
  2. WLEP had the highest growth in productivity of all LEP's between 2010 and 2015?

To find out more information about Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership visit their website

Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership (link opens in a new window)

Or read the 2017 annual report

Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership Annual Report 2017 (link opens in a new window)


Worcestershire County Council- Open for Business

Did you know that Worcestershire has one of the fastest growing local economies in the country? Therefore being “Open for Business" remains the key priority for the Council. This is vital if both individuals and businesses are to achieve their full potential and if Worcestershire is going to continue to prosper.

A successful and growing local economy will generate wealth for residents and businesses, and this growth will increase Council income, enabling us to invest more in those areas that our residents and businesses tell us are most important to them. Worcestershire County Council have worked in partnership with Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership (WLEP) to develop a 10 year Strategic Economic Plan which sets out the ambitions through to 2025.

Find out more about the "Open for Business" visions and objectives and the full Shaping Worcestershire Future Plan for 2017-2022

Worcestershire 'Open for Business' (link opens in a new window)