Cambridgeshire and Peterborough

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Economic Updates

This section includes analysis which forms the economic updates delivered to the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority (CPCA) on a quarterly basis. Analysis covers claimant counts, employment/unemployment data, salary information and vacancies.

This work arose from interest in the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the economy of the region. Therefore, earlier updates from the beginning of the pandemic evaluate the pandemics impact on claimant counts and vacancies. Additionally, there is analysis on the uptake of the government support schemes including the furlough scheme and Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS).

The analysis now has the purpose of monitoring key economic indicators with additional insight into any interesting trends.

This section will be developed with further pieces of analysis in this subject area as the year progresses. The latest updates are designed to be accessible with screen readers. If you require historical updates to made accessible please email

The latest economic update is embedded below: 

This pack uses data from the latest version of the Annual Population Survey (which looks at April 2022 – March 2023), the latest pay as you earn real time information from HMRC as well as the second quarter of 2023 for measures such as claimant counts, universal credit claimants and vacancies data.

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CPCA Economic Data – Q2_2023

Historical CPCA Economic Updates


CPCA Economic Data – Q1 2023


CPCA Economic Data – April 2022

CPCA Economic Data – July 2022

CPCA Economic Data – October 2022