The monthly unemployment dashboard provides analysis covering Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland, as well as regional and national comparators. The analysis incorporates a range of datasets released by ONS covering unemployment and benefits claimants as well as trend data going back to 2010 and analysis at ward level.

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Leicestershire Job Postings

The charts use EMSI economic modelling data to provide data on the trend in the number of live job adverts . The data is not intended to be fully comprehensive (e.g. some jobs are never advertised, vacancies may not be removed immediately when filled). However, this is a useful measure to track trends over time. The graphs focus on change from the previous year.

Apprenticeship Data

Apprenticeship data is published annually by the Department of Education. This includes the level of apprenticeships, age of starters, gender, ethnicity and subject area. The Department of Education produce a dashboard that includes in-year quarterly data. This data can be analysed across Leicestershire at District level to display apprenticeship starts and achievements.


The link below provides access to a series of reports and dashboards - put together by the East Midlands Chamber - that give insights into:

  • Skills supply dashboards representing the outcomes of supply side from Key Stage 4, Further Education, Apprenticeships, 16-18 destinations and Higher Education.
  • Skills demand dashboards representing the forecast of job growth, top 20 skills - soft, hard and certifications, top job titles across each sector respectively.
  • A Business survey report representing the employers' voice in Leicester and Leicestershire focusing on 5 themes - Confidence, Investment, Knowledge, Skills, and Behaviours.

The data is collected from various sources through web scraping, APIs access, contracts and restricted special access to sources of information. A completely new infrastructure - cloud architecture - is developed to support the LSIP to ensure the system is flexible and easy to scale.

Green Economy

This dashboard uses definitions and data collated by The Low Carbon and Environmental Goods and Services (LCEGS) sector study. The study was commissioned by Nottingham City Council on behalf of the Midlands Energy Hub, sponsored by the Department of Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), and its stakeholders across the Midlands including the Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) and Local Authorities.

House Sales Data

House sales data is provided by the UK Land Registry. A dashboard has been created to show average house prices in Leicestershire Districts and house sale volumes. This will help track the impact of any economic downturn on the housing market.


The annual Business Register and Employment Survey (BRES) dataset is released by ONS every Autumn. The data covers employment in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland, as well as regional and national comparators, by broad industrial sector, and full/ part time employment going back to 2015.

The data can be accessed via an interactive dashboard available at the link below:

Earnings & Hours Worked

The Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE) dataset is released by ONS every Autumn. The survey is conducted in April each year to obtain information about the levels, distribution and make-up of earnings and hours worked for employees.
This data set provides information about earnings of employees who are living or working in an area, who are on adult rates and whose pay for the survey pay-period was not affected by absence.

ASHE is based on a sample of employee jobs taken from HM Revenue & Customs PAYE records. Information on earnings and hours is obtained in confidence from employers. ASHE does not cover the self-employed nor does it cover employees not paid during the reference period.

The data can be accessed via an interactive dashboard covering Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland, as well as regional and national comparators, available at the link below:

GVA and GDP data

Data published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) showing GVA and GDP by Local Enterprise area, District and Sector

Indices of Deprivation

The Indices of Deprivation measure relative deprivation in small areas in England. The data allows the user to consider relative deprivation within cities or local authority areas.

The data can be accessed for the whole of the UK using the link below.

GVA, Jobs, and Labour Productivity Forecasts

Economic research commissioned by the LLEP undertaken by Cambridge Econometrics. The research considered sectors of local importance to the LLEP area and includes future growth forecasts.

Midlands Engine Report

Gross Disposable Household Income (GDHI)

Gross disposable household income (GDHI) is the amount of money that all of the individuals in the household sector have available for spending or saving after they have paid direct and indirect taxes and received any direct benefits. GDHI is a concept that is seen to reflect the "material welfare" of the household sector.

It should be noted that these estimates relate to totals for all individuals within the household sector for a region rather than to an average household or family unit. GDHI per head are estimates of values for each person, not each household.

The data covers employment in Leicestershire and Leicester, as well as regional comparators and can be accessed via an interactive dashboard available at the link below.

More Information

Labour Market Profiles on Nomis

Nomis is a service provided by the Office for National Statistics, ONS, to give you free access to the most detailed and up-to-date UK labour market statistics from official sources.

Labour market profiles for an area are available under the Area Profiles section. These include some of the data from key data sets on population, employment, unemployment, qualifications, earnings, benefit claimants and businesses.

More detailed data downloads from the full range of data sets is available under the Data Downloads section.

More information on LSR Online

More information on a range of economy and transport issues can be found in the Reports section or on external websites via the Links page.