Unemployment rates have gone down, figures show.

The Department of Work and Pensions say Waltham Forest and Redbridge each saw an overall decrease in the amount of people without a job.

For 18 to 24-year-olds in Waltham Forest 600 are currently unemployed and claiming Universal Credit.

That is 12 per cent fewer than in 2017 and 70 per cent fewer than in 2010.

Across Waltham Forest, a total of 4,065 working aged adults are currently unemployed.

That is equal to a one per cent decrease since 2017 and a 52 per cent decrease since 2013.

In Redbridge, there are 410 18 to 24-year-olds that are currently out of work.

That is a 75 per cent reduction in the number of unemployed individuals in that age band since 2010.

Borough-wide, there are currently 2,585 working aged adults that are unemployed.

That represents a one per cent increase since 2017, but a 61 per cent reduction since 2010.

Nationally, unemployment it at its lowest level since 1970, with just four per cent of the population registered as unemployed.

The national employment rate stands at 75.5 per cent.

London-wide, 4.73 million people are in work and the unemployment rate has gone down by 67,000 in one year.

London’s employment rate stands below the national average with 74.7 per cent of Londoners in work.

Unemployment overall in London is down 19,000 since 2017 with 235,000 working aged adults out of work in the capital.

This is the sixth month in a row that wage levels have increased faster than inflation.

The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, Esther McVey, said: “Since 2010 we have delivered significant growth in jobs, and in the last six months we’ve seen real term wage growth.

“We haven’t had a lower unemployment rate for over forty years and I’m especially proud that youth unemployment is at a record low, falling by over 45 per cent since 2010 – opening up career opportunities for our next generation.

“In the EU we see unemployment rates over double those of the UK. This government is transforming this country into a great working nation. Ready and prepared for the future challenges after Brexit.”

The new figures were released by the Department of Work and pensions for August 2018.