Unemployment in Bradford District

The most recent unemployment figures for December 2017 were published by the Office for National Statistics on 24th January 2018

The data shows that 8,570 people were claiming unemployment benefit in December 2017 - a rate of 2.6% of the working age population. There were 1,915 claimants aged between 18-24 (4.1% of this age group) and 2,040 claimants aged 50+.

Bradford had the 3rd highest unemployment rate in the Leeds City Region, after Calderdale (2.8%) and Barnsley (2.7%).

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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