The London unemployment rate was 5.1% for May 2018. This has decreased by 0.4 percentage points from May 2017. The London unemployment rate is normally slightly above the UK average and the gap is currently 0.9 percentage points.
June 2018 saw a total of 1,181,642 bicycle hires, which was an increase of 7.6% when compared to the same month in 2017.
In Period 3 the number of TfL rail journeys taken increased by 22.1% when compared to the same period a year before, Underground journeys were up by 3.9%, Tram journeys were up by 2.0% and DLR journeys by 0.5%. However, Emirates Airline journeys decreased by 1.4%, Overground journeys by 0.9%, and Bus journeys by 0.8%.
Average background levels of NO2 in the three years to end of June 2018 were 4.5% lower than for the three years to June 2017 while roadside levels decreased by 5.0%.
Average background levels of PM2.5 in the three years to end of June 2018 were 7.7% lower than for the three years to June 2017 while roadside levels decreased by 6.3%.
The average reservoir levels In June 2018 decreased in the Lower Lee (92.0% to 91.5%) but rose in the Lower Thames (95.5% to 97.0%) compared to the same month last year.
The average house price in May 2018 for London was £478,853 (down 0.5% compared with the same month a year before). For England, the average house price was £243,583 (up 2.8%).
In June 2018, private rent levels in London decreased by 0.2% compared with the same month a year before whereas the rest of England increased by 1.7%.
In June 2018 the total number of offences in London decreased to 70,255, down 0.1% from the same month last year.
Over the last 12 months, every Borough has seen an increase in the number of crimes committed compared with the previous 12 months apart from Croydon, Ealing and Hackney.
Public confidence in the police in March 2018 was at 67% (down 1 percentage point when compared to the same month last year). The rate of people who agree the police treat everyone fairly regardless was 76% (down 3 percentage points compared to the same month last year) and agree the police are dealing with the things that matter to the community was 70% (down 4 percentage points compared to the same month last year).
Police officer numbers for London are down 3.1% over the last year (-967 FTE officers). Over the year civilian staff have risen by 0.8% (+65), and PCSOs have fallen by 9.2% (-127).