BELEAGUERED Kensington and Chelsea council has the highest unemployment rate in London, a GMB union study revealed yesterday.
Just 64.5 per cent of the borough’s 16 to 64-year-olds are in employment.
It is one of 16 London boroughs where employment levels are so low they are below the British average of 74 per cent.
Other boroughs below the average employment rate are Tower Hamlets, Barking and Dagenham, Brent, Westminster, Newham, Enfield, Camden, Hounslow, Kingston upon Thames, Redbridge, Islington, Barnet, Hackney, Greenwich and Harrow.
GMB London regional secretary Warren Kenny called on political parties to lead the campaign to close the gap between areas with low and high employment rates.
“Several areas of London’s economy need to be thoroughly regenerated to bring to the areas new well paid jobs,” he demanded.