Unemployment rate by London borough (2014-17 and 2017-20 (Q2))
In the second quarter of 2020, the borough with the average highest unemployment rate was Tower Hamlets (7.2%), replacing Kensington and Chelsea from Q1 who are now 3rd highest with a rate of 6.5%. The borough with the lowest unemployment rate remained Richmond upon Thames was 3.2%. The figures presented here are averages of the three years up to the stated year.
In most London boroughs, unemployment fell between 2017 and 2020. The largest falls were seen in Barking and Dagenham (-4.3ppts) and Greenwich and Tower Hamlets (both -2.5pts).
Unemployment rose the most in Merton (1ppt) and Hammersmith and Fulham (0.9ppts), between 2017 and 2020.