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Unemployment rate by London borough

Unemployment rate by London borough (2022 Q3 and 2023 Q3)

The unemployment rate varies across London boroughs with the highest rates in 2023 Q3 around twice as high as the lowest. Hillingdon (6.9%), Barking and Dagenham (6.8%) and Brent (6.7%) contrast with Wandsworth (3.4%), Kingston upon Thames (3.6%), and Lambeth (3.8%).

Compared to the previous year, most boroughs saw increases, some quite large - Bromley, Barking and Dagenham and Hillingdon for example all saw increases of around 2 percentage points. A few boroughs saw decreases notably Southwark, Haringey and Waltham Forest - all decreasing by around 1 percentage point.

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.