House of Commons Library report: Unemployment by Ethnic Background

Among people aged 16-24, unemployment rates were highest for people from a Black background (26%) and from a Pakistani or Bangladeshi background (23%) in the year to March 2018.

This is from the August 2018 report from the House of Commons Library on unemployment trends in the UK.

This short report also looks at how unemployment rates vary by ethnicity, age and gender.

The report finds:

  • The unemployment rate for White men was 4.1% in the year to March 2018, slightly higher than for White women (3.6%)
  • Among people from BAME backgrounds, unemployment rates for men and women have diverged in recent years so that the unemployment rate is higher for BAME women (8.5%) than for men (6.6%)
  • The unemployment rates for people from Indian or Chinese backgrounds was similar to that for White people.

Read the full briefing.

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