Derbyshire has high levels of labour market participation and continues to have an employment rate well above the national average. Unemployment rates in the county remain lower than across England, however, there are areas where the unemployment rate is more than the national average.

Derbyshire is home to over 29,700 businesses that employ around 293,000 people. The employment profile of Derbyshire is significantly different from that of England. Locally, Manufacturing remains a key sector accounting for nearly a fifth of all employment, more than double the national rate.

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