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 Our region 

Map of West Yorkshire

Why work in West Yorkshire?

Our region (West Yorkshire Combined Authority) comprises of the West Yorkshire Local Authority areas of Bradford, Calderdale, Kirklees, Leeds and Wakefield, plus the City of York.

This area is the UK’s largest economic area outside London with a population of over 2.3 million. In 2018, the West Yorkshire economy generated £69 billion – being the biggest contributor to the UK economy in the Northern Powerhouse and home to some of the UK’s leading industries.

We’re the largest hub for banking, legal and professional services outside of London, and an international leader in digital technology, healthcare innovation and advanced manufacturing and engineering.

Our strong road, rail and air links to the rest of the country and beyond mean we’re ideally-placed for trade and business. We’re also home to the largest cluster of higher education institutions outside London, with globally-ranked universities training the skilled graduates of tomorrow.

Our Labour Market Report

This Labour Market Report contains easy to digest, interactive and engaging labour market information (LMI) about West Yorkshire.

This is an easy-to-use report designed to underpin key decisions on programmes and projects for employment and skills initiatives. 

Key audiences include careers/education practitioners, partners/providers, university graduates and employers.

LMI Report 2022