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People on out-of-work benefits, by London borough

Percentage of people on out-of-work benefits by London borough (2022 Q2 and 2023 Q2)

The proportion of working-age Londoners on out-of-work benefits has increased or stayed the same in every London borough except for the City of London in the last year (2022 to 2023).

Barking and Dagenham is the borough with the highest proportion of claimants. 17% of the working age population were on out-of-work benefits in May 2023, 1% higher than in May 2022. This is also the largest percentage point increase in claimants across all London boroughs.

The City of London has the lowest overall proportion of the working-age population on out-of-work benefits. It is also the only borough to see a decrease in claimants - from 8% in May 2022 to 6% in the same month of 2023.