Unemployment

Unemployment in Bradford District

The most recent unemployment figures for April 2022 were published by the Office for National Statistics on 17th May 2022

The data shows that 23,895 people were claiming unemployment benefit in April 2022 - a rate of 7.2% of the working age population and a decrease of 80 claimants since last month, and also a  decrease of 8,100 since April 2021. 

There were 4,265 claimants aged between 18-24 and 5,350 claimants aged 50+.

Bradford had the highest unemployment rate in the Leeds City Region, although most local authorities have seen a decrease in their claimant rates in the last month.

The claimant rate for Leeds City Region was 4.4%, for Yorkshire and the Humber was 4.3% and for the United Kingdom was 4.0%.

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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