Unemployment in Bradford District

The most recent unemployment figures for May 2024 were published by the Office for National Statistics on 11th June 2024.

The data shows that 26,215 people were claiming unemployment benefit in May 2024 - a rate of 7.7% of the working age population and an increase of 875 claimants since last month and an increase of 4,310 claimants since May 2023. 

There were 4,880 claimants aged between 18-24 and 5,325 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 4.6%, for Yorkshire and the Humber was 4.4% and for the United Kingdom was 3.9%.

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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