The total number of unemployed claimants in Dagenham and Rainham constituency in March 2016 was 1,608. This represents a rate of 3.2% of the economically active population aged 16 to 64, the 181st highest of the 650 UK constituencies. (1st = highest claimant rate, 650th = lowest claimant rate.) The equivalent UK claimant rate was 2.5%.
This includes 1,406 people claiming Jobseeker's Allowance and 202 people who were claiming Universal Credit but were not in employment. Some of these Universal Credit claimants may no longer be seeking work.