Unemployment

Unemployment in Bradford District

The most recent unemployment figures for March 2021 were published by the Office for National Statistics on 20th April 2021

The data shows that 32,540 people were claiming unemployment benefit in March 2021 - a rate of 9.8% of the working age population and an increase of 550 claimants since last month. This increase includes new claimants who are claiming Universal Credit due to the Covid 19 pandemic.

There were 6,995 claimants aged between 18-24 and 6,910 claimants aged 50+.

Bradford had the highest unemployment rate in the Leeds City Region, although all local authorities have seen an increase in their claimant rates.

The claimant rate for Leeds City Region was 6.8%, for Yorkshire and the Humber was 6.7% and for the United Kingdom was 6.5%.

The unemployment data in the bulletin includes people claiming Jobseeker's Allowance and people claiming Universal Credit who are required to seek work and be available for work.

For more information see the NOMIS website

Contact details

Karen Fuller

Phone : 07932 184533
Email : karen.fuller@bradford.gov.uk

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