Number of new jobs

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This measure of new jobs created in Central Bedfordshire is a statistic obtained from the British Register and Employment Survey (BRES). The target is 1,350 jobs created each year. This data is made available to us 2 years in arrears.

Central Bedfordshire's annual growth rate for New Jobs (December 2016) was 12.4% making it the third fastest local authority job growth rate in U.K. The number of new jobs increased by 11,500 to 104,500. Evidence suggests this could be because microbusiness numbers have increased due to changes related to the "gig economy" ie. more people are having multiple smaller jobs instead of the traditional single fulltime job.

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