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Project aims to tackle area's huge unemployment

  • Just 61.2% of Tottenham residents are in employment: among the lowest 10% in England
  • 21.1% of Tottenham residents claim some form of out of work benefits
  • 7.4% of Tottenham residents claim Job Seekers AllowanceL among the 5% highest in England
  • Northumberland Park, the ward where the project is based, has the second highest JSA claim rate in London

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Youth unemployment figures in London

According to the latest figures released by the Office of National Statistics there are 177,400 sixteen to twenty-four year-olds who are unemployed in the capital.

The study was carried out in 2012.

Below is a breakdown of the worst affected boroughs in London.

  • Barking and Dagenham: 4,000
  • Barnet: 4,800
  • Bexley: 2,800
  • Brent: 2,900
  • Bromley: 3,200
  • Camden: 2,300
  • Croydon: 7,900
  • Ealing: 6,800
  • Enfield: 5,200
  • Greenwich: 4,500
  • Hackney: 2,000
  • Hammersmith and Fulham: 2,600
  • Haringey: 1,100
  • Harrow: 2,900
  • Havering: 3,400
  • Hillingdon: 3,500
  • Hounslow: 4,700
  • Islington: 3,200
  • Kensington and Chelsea: 1,000
  • Kingston upon Thames: 1,900
  • Lambeth: 6,100
  • Lewisham: 4,900
  • Merton: 2,200
  • Newham: 4,900
  • Redbridge: 2,600
  • Richmond upon Thames: 1,500
  • Southwark: 6,300
  • Sutton: 2,900
  • Tower Hamlets: 3,100
  • Waltham Forest: 4,500
  • Wandsworth: 4,000
  • Westminster: 3,400

London bucks trend for youth unemployment

Job Centre Plus. Credit: Danny Lawson, PA.

London is the only part of the country to experience a drop in long-term youth unemployment over the last two years, according to a report by the Trades Union Congress.

The rest of England has seen an increase of almost 25 percent since the coalition government came to power in 2010.

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