Figure 20 shows that the unemployment rate in Hackney in 2015 was similar to its statistical peers, London and England.   The local unemployment rate has fallen from 11% in 2004, when it was statistically higher than the regional and national averages (Figure 21).  Data are not available for City of London residents.

Figure 20: Resident unemployment rate (age 16-64, 2015)

Hackney around middle of comparable areas on bar graph
Figure 20: Resident unemployment rate (age 16-64, 2015)

Source: ONS Annual Population Survey

Figure 21: Resident unemployment rate over time (2004-2015)

An average decline over time with wide confidence intervals
Figure 21: Resident unemployment rate over time (2004-2015)

Source: ONS Annual Population Survey

Figure 20 shows that over a quarter of Hackney residents were economically inactive in 2015/16, which is higher than most of Hackney’s statistical peers, London and England.  Data are not available for City of London residents.

In Hackney, rates of economic inactivity have fallen significantly since 2005, from 41% to 29% in 2015 (Figure 23).

Figure 22: Resident economic inactivity rate (age 16-64, 2015)

Figure 22: Resident economic inactivity rate (age 16-64, 2015)

Source: ONS Annual Population Survey

Figure 23: Economic inactivity over time (age 16-64, 2004-2015)

Figure 23: Economic inactivity over time (age 16-64, 2004-2015)

Source: ONS Annual Population Survey