The Geography of the Humber Economy

Our briefing maps employment in the Humber LEP in order to understand the development of the area's economy.

Briefing published on 4 December 2015 by Centre for Cities

The recent strong job creation performance of the national economy coupled with its poor productivity performance has led to a shift in focus from creating new jobs to creating more productive jobs.

Previous work by Centre for Cities has shown that location is becoming increasingly important to higher-skilled, better-paid jobs. This has big implications for how economic policy attempts to improve the productivity of the national economy.

The purpose of this paper is to look at the geography of jobs across the Humber local enterprise partnership (LEP) area, compare this to other cities in the UK and set out what this is likely to mean for the future economic performance of the area.