The total number of unemployed claimants in Dagenham and Rainham constituency in March 2019 was 2,235. This represents a rate of 4.1% of the economically active population aged 16-64. The equivalent UK claimant rate was 3.4%. The UK unemployment rate, which includes people not claiming benefits and is estimated from survey data, was 3.9% in December 2018 to February 2019.

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 Jobseeker's Allowance claimants in Dagenham and Rainham constituency in December 2014 was 1,710. This represents a rate of 3.5% of the economically active population aged 16 to 64, the 176th highest of the 650 UK constituencies. (1st = highest rate of unemployment, 650th = lowest rate of unemployment.)

The number of Jobseeker's Allowance claimants in Dagenham and Rainham constituency in November 2014 was 1,819. This represents a rate of 3.7% of the economically active population aged 16 to 64, the 163rd highest of the 650 UK constituencies. (1st = highest rate of unemployment, 650th = lowest rate of unemployment.)

The number of unemployed claimants in Dagenham and Rainham constituency in July 2014 was 2,051. This represents a rate of 4.2% of the economically active population aged 16 to 64, the 168th highest of the 650 UK constituencies. (1st = highest rate of unemployment, 650th = lowest rate of unemployment.)