Hackney has the highest percentage of unemployment of all London boroughs despite making a slight recovery. The figures for December (published this month) show that 6.7% of the borough's 140,000 workforce are on Job Seeker's Allowance.
The next worst borough is Tower Hamlets which has 6.5% claiming JSA. The gap between Hackney and Tower Hamlets widened in December.
December (published in January) - 9743 (6.7%) - next highest was Tower Hamlets at 6.5%
November (published in December) - 9,795 (6.8%) - next highest was Tower Hamlets at 6.7%
In October Tower Hamlets and Hackney had equal highest percentage claiming JSA. But Hackney has been the slowest to recover.
December: 9743 (6.7%) - next highest was Tower Hamlets at 6.5%
November: 9,795 (6.8%) - next highest was Tower Hamlets at 6.7%
October: 9,827 (6.8%) - equal highest with Tower Hamlets.
September: 9,884 (7%)
August 9,826 (6.9%)
July: 9550 (6.7%)
Divided into constituencies: - Diane Abbott (North) and Meg Hillier (South) -
Meg Hillier Vs Diane Abbott on unemployment (I did ask where Diane got her figures but have had no reply)
May - 4,081
June - 4,118
July - 4206
August - 4,331
September - 4,338
October - 4365
November - 4386 (6.3%)
December - 4331 (6.2%)
May - 5,296
June - 5,190
July - 5,344
August - 5,495
September - 5,546 (7.8%)
October - 5,462
November - 5,409 (7.5%)
December - 5,412 (7.5%)
BBC - Half of young black people unemployed
Diane Abbott comments on this in the Guardian -
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