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

The number of people claiming for unemployment benefits in the United Kingdom increased by 19.4 thousand in April of 2017, following an upwardly revised 33.5 thousand rise in the previous month and compared to market expectations of a 7.5 thousand gain. Claimant Count Change in the United Kingdom averaged 0.47 Thousand from 1971 until 2017, 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.

United Kingdom Claimant Count Change
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Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2017-03-15 09:30 AM Feb -11.3K -41.4K
2017-04-12 08:30 AM Mar 25.5K -6.1K -3K -6K
2017-05-17 08:30 AM Apr 19.4K 33.5K 7.5K 9.1K
2017-06-14 08:30 AM May 19.4K 15.5K
2017-07-12 08:30 AM Jun 21.9K
2017-08-16 08:30 AM Jul 24.2K




United Kingdom Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 4.60 4.70 12.00 3.40 percent [+]
Employed Persons 30747.00 30661.00 30747.00 23187.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 792.80 773.40 3090.00 422.60 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 8457.00 8444.00 8583.00 5995.00 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 23490.00 23397.00 23490.00 19136.00 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 74.80 74.60 74.80 65.60 percent [+]
Claimant Count Change 19.40 33.50 142.80 -98.50 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 78.50 78.40 78.50 74.10 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 1.20 1.30 4.30 0.90 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 11.90 11.90 22.30 9.70 percent [+]
Productivity 102.30 101.90 102.30 44.60 Index Points [+]
Labour Costs 102.60 103.00 103.00 20.70 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 777.00 767.00 777.00 432.00 Thousand [+]
Wages 512.00 509.00 512.00 306.00 GBP/Week [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 591.00 592.00 592.00 362.00 GBP/Week [+]
Wage Growth 2.40 2.30 6.60 -2.90 percent [+]
Minimum Wages 7.50 7.20 7.50 5.05 GBP/Hour [+]
Population 65.38 64.88 65.38 52.20 Million [+]
Retirement Age Women 63.50 63.00 63.50 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 1152.50 1141.20 1360.00 1006.10 GBP/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 1043.60 1019.80 1043.60 878.80 GBP/Month [+]
Average Weekly Hours 32.20 32.40 33.50 31.30 Hours [+]
Employment Change 0.10 0.20 0.80 -0.90 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 May of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
19.40 33.50 142.80 -98.50 1971 - 2017 Thousand Monthly
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