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Unemployment rate by London borough

Unemployment rate by London borough (2022 Q1 and 2023 Q1)

The unemployment rates for the majority of London boroughs have seen large decreases year on year to Q1 2023 with only 3 boroughs seeing increases over the period.

Brent was the borough with the highest average unemployment rate in the year to 2023 Q1 (6.8%), having increased by 0.7ppts since Q1 2022. Kingston-upon-Thames is the borough with the lowest unemployment rate (2.3%).

There has been a decline in the unemployment rate in most boroughs, except Brent (+0.7ppts), Hackney (+0.9ppts), and Lewisham (+0.2ppts). The largest falls took place in Redbridge (-2.6ppts), Hillingdon (-2.4ppts) and Greenwich (-2.2ppts)

The figures presented here for the London boroughs are modelled estimates of unemployment for the 12 months to December of each year. The figure for the London average is based on responses to the Annual Population Survey.