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London Youth Labour Market Summary September 2021

The latest figures for employment by industry sector:

Sector

London %

UK %

Agriculture, Forestry & Fishing

0.0

1.0

Manufacturing

2.3

7.3

Construction

5.2

6.6

Wholesale, Retail & Vehicle Repair

10.6

13.9

Transport & Storage

5.1

5.1

Hospitality & Catering

7.0

6.8

IT & Communications

7.8

4.0

Finance

7.2

3.2

Real Estate

2.6

1.9

Professional, Scientific & Technical

13.4

9.2

Administration

10.0

8.4

Public Administration & Defence

4.6

4.6

Education

6.9

8.4

Health & Social Work

10.6

12.9

Arts, Entertainment & Recreation

3.3

2.7

Other Services

2.6

2.6

Source: Office for National Statistics (based on June 2021 data)

Jobs in London (pre COVID-19 crisis) were projected to grow each year by an average rate of 0.78% or 49,000 jobs a year, the annual report from GLA Economics. This means that by 2041 there should be nearly 6.9m more jobs.

In London, the number of jobs in:
• some service sectors, including the professions, real estate, scientific and technical, admin and support, accommodation and food services, information and communications, education and health sectors will increase
• manufacturing and some other sectors, including wholesale, transportation and storage, and public administration are projected to decrease.