The total number of unemployed claimants in Dagenham and Rainham constituency in April 2016 was 1,586. 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%.

The total number of unemployed claimants in Dagenham and Rainham constituency in February 2016 was 1,629. This represents a rate of 3.3% of the economically active population aged 16 to 64, the 176th highest of the 650 UK constituencies. (1st = highest claimant rate, 650th = lowest claimant rate.) The equivalent UK claimant rate was 2.5%.

This includes 1,460 people claiming Jobseeker's Allowance and 169 people who were claiming Universal Credit but were not in employment. Some of these Universal Credit claimants may no longer be seeking work.

Back in 2011/12 local resident Dean Haxell was made redundant due to the closure of the Remploy factory in Barking which offered employment to workers with disabilities. The closure of the factory had a huge impact locally and Jon Cruddas MP fought the closures at the time.

The total number of unemployed claimants in Dagenham and Rainham constituency in September 2015 was 1,527. This represents a rate of 3.1% of the economically active population aged 16 to 64, the 191st highest of the 650 UK constituencies. (1st = highest claimant rate, 650th = lowest claimant rate.) The equivalent UK claimant rate was 2.5%.

This includes 1,454 people claiming Jobseeker's Allowance and 73 people who were claiming Universal Credit but were not in employment. Some of these Universal Credit claimants may no longer be seeking work.

The total number of unemployed claimants in Dagenham and Rainham constituency in August 2015 was 1,532. This represents a rate of 3.1% of the economically active population aged 16 to 64, the 197th highest of the 650 UK constituencies. (1st = highest claimant rate, 650th = lowest claimant rate.) The equivalent UK claimant rate was 2.5%.

This includes 1,490 people claiming Jobseeker's Allowance and 42 people who were claiming Universal Credit but were not in employment. Some of these Universal Credit claimants may no longer be seeking work.

The total number of Jobseeker's Allowance claimants in Dagenham and Rainham constituency in April 2015 was 1,644. This represents a rate of 3.3% of the economically active population aged 16 to 64, the 187th highest of the 650 UK constituencies. (1st = highest claimant rate, 650th = lowest claimant rate.) The percentage of unemployed claimants in the constituency is proportionally higher than the average for London which rests at 2.7% of the population.

The number of unemployed claimants in Dagenham and Rainham constituency in December 2013 was 2,383. This represents a rate of 4.9% of the economically active population aged 16 to 64, the 178th highest of the 650 UK constituencies. (1st = highest rate of unemployment, 650th = lowest rate of unemployment.)

The latest statistics are very positive and could mark a turning point in the local economy. This month Dagenham and Rainham has the lowest rate of claimants since 2010. However there is still work to be done.

The number of unemployed claimants in Dagenham and Rainham constituency in July 2013 was 3,097. This represents a rate of 6.4% of the economically active population aged 16 to 64, the 139th highest of the 650 UK constituencies. (1st = highest rate of unemployment, 650th = lowest rate of unemployment.)

Asda is opening a new store in Whalebone Lane, Chadwell Heath at the end of October and Barking and Dagenham Council, along with the Jobcentre Plus, will be running presentation sessions to local residents who are interested in applying for work at the new store.

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