United Kingdom Claimant Count Change  1971-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar

The number of people claiming for unemployment benefits in the United Kingdom decreased by 10.1 thousand in December 2016, following a downwardly revised 2.4 thousand rise the previous month. It is the highest decline since January, beating market expectations of a 5 thousand increase. Claimant Count Change in the United Kingdom averaged 0.48 Thousand from 1971 until 2016, reaching an all time high of 142.80 Thousand in February of 2009 and a record low of -98.50 Thousand in November of 1996.

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Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-11-16 09:30 AM Oct 9.8K 5.6K 2.0K 0.9K
2016-12-14 09:30 AM Nov 2.4K 13.3K 5K 1.5K
2017-01-18 09:30 AM Dec -10.1K 1.3K 5.0K 7.3K
2017-02-15 09:30 AM Jan -10.1K 7K
2017-03-15 09:30 AM Feb 6.8K
2017-04-12 08:30 AM Mar 6.2K




United Kingdom Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 4.80 4.80 12.00 3.40 percent [+]
Employed Persons 30585.00 30548.00 30585.00 23187.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 797.80 809.00 3090.00 422.60 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 8551.00 8560.00 8583.00 5995.00 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 23251.00 23202.00 23253.00 19136.00 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 74.50 74.40 74.50 65.60 percent [+]
Claimant Count Change -10.10 1.30 142.80 -98.50 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 78.30 78.30 78.50 74.10 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 1.30 1.40 4.30 0.90 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 12.60 12.80 22.30 9.70 percent [+]
Productivity 102.40 102.00 102.40 44.60 Index Points [+]
Labour Costs 102.80 102.00 102.80 20.70 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 748.00 748.00 763.00 432.00 Thousand [+]
Wages 509.00 507.00 509.00 306.00 GBP/Week [+]
Wage Growth 2.80 2.60 6.60 -2.90 percent [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 587.00 587.00 589.00 362.00 GBP/Week [+]
Minimum Wages 7.20 6.70 7.20 5.05 GBP/Hour [+]
Population 64.88 64.35 64.88 52.20 Million [+]
Retirement Age Women 62.30 62.00 62.30 60.00 [+]
Retirement Age Men 65.00 65.00 65.00 65.00 [+]
Wages Low Skilled 1190.00 1220.00 1260.00 1160.00 GBP/Month [+]
Wages High Skilled 2140.00 2190.00 2190.00 2040.00 GBP/Month [+]
Living Wage Family 1320.00 1360.00 1400.00 1320.00 GBP/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 884.00 896.00 920.00 884.00 GBP/Month [+]
Average Weekly Hours 31.90 31.90 33.50 31.30 Hours [+]
Employment Change 0.20 0.50 0.80 -1.00 percent [+]



United Kingdom Claimant Count Change Notes

Claimant Count in the United Kingdom refers to change in total number of unemployed since previous month. This page provides the latest reported value for - United Kingdom Claimant Count Change - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. United Kingdom Claimant Count Change - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on January of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-10.10 1.30 142.80 -98.50 1971 - 2016 Thousand Monthly
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