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State of the Region 2020 Full Report

Short Term Indicators

  • Week on week deaths from Covid-19 have dropped from 43%in April to 18% late May
  • Youth Claimant Counts have increased by 10,000between March and April 2020 to 41.2k
  • Claimant Counts have increased to 208k(6.3%) from 115k (3.5%)in February 2020 
  • Business Activity Index has dropped from 51.2to 10.9 and now back to 27.9
  • Apprenticeship Vacancies have dropped from 2,756 to 1,643
  • The number of unique job postings has reduced from 170k in February to 119k April

Source: SED Dashboard 17th June 2020