Unemployment by Ethnic Background

A House of Commons Library’s research briefing reveals that 1.23 million people aged 16+ were unemployed in April-June 2022. Of these, 920,000 were
from a White ethnic background and 312,000 were from a minority ethnic background.
The UK unemployment rate was 3.6% in April-June 2022.  The rate was 3.2% for people
from a White ethnic background compared to 6.3% for people from minority ethnic
backgrounds, although there was substantial variation between different ethnic minority

People from White (3.2%) and Indian (4.7%) ethnic backgrounds had the lowest
unemployment rates, and people from Bangladeshi (9.0%) and
Black/African/Caribbean/Black British (8.1%) ethnic backgrounds had the highest rates in
April-June 2022.