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1318: Rural Economic Activity

This paper is taken from the Economic Activity section of Defra’s ‘Statistical Digest of Rural England 2011’

Year of Publication2011

The employment rate was 71.5% in urban areas and 78.0% in rural areas. 76% of working age workers in urban areas and 74% of working age workers in rural areas were full time. The unemployment rate was 8.6% in urban areas and 5.3% in rural areas. The economic inactivity rate for 2009 was 21.8% in urban areas and 17.7% in rural areas.

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