The total number of unemployed claimants in Dagenham and Rainham constituency in August 2016 was 1,612. This represents a rate of 3.2% of the economically active population aged 16 to 64, the 174th highest of the 650 UK constituencies. (1st = highest claimant rate, 650th = lowest claimant rate.) The equivalent UK claimant rate was 2.4%.

The total number of unemployed claimants in Dagenham and Rainham constituency in June 2016 was 1,543. This represents a rate of 3.1% of the economically active population aged 16 to 64, the 182nd highest of the 650 UK constituencies. (1st = highest claimant rate, 650th = lowest claimant rate.) The equivalent UK claimant rate was 2.4%.

This includes 1,247 people claiming Jobseeker's Allowance and 296 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 May 2016 was 1,571. This represents a rate of 3.1% of the economically active population aged 16 to 64, the 178th highest of the 650 UK constituencies. (1st = highest claimant rate, 650th = lowest claimant rate.) The equivalent UK claimant rate was 2.4%.

This includes 1,301 people claiming Jobseeker's Allowance and 270 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.