Facts and figures
Hertfordshire has a thriving business community, with a work force of approximately
550,000 from the 1,000,000 residents. In September 2000, unemployment stood at 8,700, a
figure of approximately 1.7% of the workforce compared to the national average of about 4%.
The county has an ideal situation for transport, with the M25, M1 and A1(M) motorways all
running through the county. Rail links see journey times of less than 20 minutes into central
London from south Hertfordshire. For Airports, London Luton,
London Stansted and
London Heathrow are all within 20 miles of the borders of
The close proximity to Hertfordshire makes the county popular for commuters working in London.
Companies with significant offices in Hertfordshire include: