Unemployment rate, by London borough

Date 1 September 2017
Date updated 20 April 2020

Unemployment rate by London borough (2013-16 and 2016-19)

In 2019, the borough with the highest unemployment rate was Tower Hamlets at 7.7%, whilst unemployment in Richmond upon Thames was 3.4%, the lowest in London. The figures presented here are averages of the three years up to the stated year. 

In most London boroughs, unemployment fell between 2016 and 2019. The largest falls were seen in Greenwich and Barking and Dagenham which both fell by 3.5 percentage points and Waltham Forest which saw unemployment reduce by 3.3 percentage points. 

Unemployment rose the most in Hounslow, where rates were 1.7 percentage points higher in 2019 than 2016.

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