- In Quarter 1 2012, the private sector employment indicator in London, South East and East stood at 60.1 per cent, remaining broadly unchanged compared with the same quarter a year ago.
- In the same quarter, the indicator for the rest of England saw a statistically significant increase of 1.1 ppts to 55.1 per cent compared with the same quarter a year ago. This increase was driven by a rise in private sector employment and falls in inactivity and public sector employment.
- England as whole registered a statistically significant rise (0.8ppt) in the indicator on the same quarter a year ago, mainly as a result of rising private sector employment and declining inactivity. All English regions experienced a rise in the indicator with the North East recording the largest increase