Worklessness for men and women by country of birth

Date 1 September 2017
Date updated 28 October 2020

Worklessness for men and women in London by country of birth (2019/20)

In 2019/20, of men in London who were born overseas, those from China have the highest rate of worklessness (30%). Of women in London who were born overseas, the highest rate of worklessness is 65%, for those born in Bangladesh. 

South Africa has the lowest rates of worklessness for both men (3%) and women (14%). For most countries, the worklessness rate is higher for women than men. However, this trend does not hold true for those born in Ireland.