Unemployment in Bradford District

The most recent unemployment figures for October 2022 were published by the Office for National Statistics on 15th November 2022

The data shows that 21,985 people were claiming unemployment benefit in October 2022 - a rate of 6.6% of the working age population and an increase of 100 claimants since last month, and a decrease of 4,615 since October 2021. 

There were 4,480 claimants aged between 18-24 and 4,560 claimants aged 50+.

Bradford had the highest unemployment rate in the Leeds City Region, most local authorities have seen very little change in their claimant rates in the last month.

The claimant rate for Leeds City Region was 4.1%, for Yorkshire and the Humber was 3.9% and for the United Kingdom was 3.6%.

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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