Press Release

Our response to ONS unemployment data July 2022

Responding to the latest ONS unemployment data, Claire Harding, Research Director, Centre for London said:

“Today’s unemployment figures are a strong reminder that the capital shares challenges with many other regions in the UK. London’s unemployment rate of 4.6% is the second-highest in the UK and above the national figure of 3.8%. Although Londoners are often perceived as better off than those who live elsewhere, the city’s residents face the same economic realities seen in cities and towns across the country. In order to truly level up the UK, we must level up London as well.”ENDS

Notes to editors 

  • Centre for London is dedicated to researching the city’s critical issues. We bring together London’s citizens, experts and leaders to discuss, develop and implement the policy solutions to tackle them. We can make London a safe, open, well connected and dynamic city, where everyone thrives.