The main employer locally is Caterpillar UK, with Neovia also being significant. Both are located just outside the village. Newtown Unthank also has the Grange Farm small business units & the larger warehousing operation at Crown Crest PLC.
Other industrial locations nearby are Peckleton Lane Industrial estate & Merry lees. A wide variety of business types & sizes are catered for.
This gives a wide variety of employment opportunities locally there are also farms with small industrial units.
There seems to be an increase in the number people working from home.