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The North Yorkshire Job Market

Farming and agriculture is key to the region’s economy, with a strong associated food sector. Tourism is also a major part of the economy with York being one of the most visited cities in the UK. York, Harrogate and Skipton have a more business and commercial focus, with the Selby area supporting more manufacturing and energy generation. The coastal area is predominantly a visitor economy but with growing engineering, mining and offshore development.

North Yorkshire is an area of high employment, with good quality and skilled staff in high demand. The key sectors in the county are:

Further information is available from:

National Careers Service for general information on careers, skills and qualities required.

Last updated: November 2022