Newham’s unemployment figures increase once again

The number of people out of work in Newham has gone up for the second month in a row.

The borough is home to the second largest proportion of benefit claimants in London, with 11,905 people now registered unemployed.

Latest figures for February also reveal a year-on-year increase of almost 1,300 in the number of people claiming Jobseekers’ Allowance.

This represents 8.9 per cent of the population.

More than one tenth of the borough’s 18-24 year olds is looking for work - with 335 of these unemployed for more than one year.