Barking and Dagenham has the 2nd highest unemployment rate in London

Barking and Dagenham has the second highest unemployment rate in the capital, figures reveal.

Government statistics out today show 12.4 per cent of people were out of work in the east London borough, just behind Newham with 14.4 per cent, between April 2010 and March this year.

The figures show that 10,300 people on average - or 12.4 per cent of the population - were unemployed in Barking and Dagenham.