Unemployment in Bradford District

The most recent unemployment figures for April 2019 were published by the Office for National Statistics on 14th May 2019

The data shows that 13,775 people were claiming unemployment benefit in April 2019 - a rate of 4.2% of the working age population and an increase of 465 claimants since last month.

There were 2,850 claimants aged between 18-24 and 3,285 claimants aged 50+.

Bradford had the highest unemployment rate in the Leeds City Region. The last time the unemployment rate was at this level was in September 2014. Since this date the unemployment rate fell and remained stable at between 2.6% and 2.9% until September 2018 when it began to increase

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 details please see the information bulletin

Contact details

Catriona Colborn

Phone : 01274 434691
Email : catriona.colborn@bradford.gov.uk

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