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

The number of people claiming for unemployment benefits in the United Kingdom decreased by 42.4 thousand to 745 thousand in January 2017, following an upwardly revised 20.5 thousand drop in the previous month and beating market expectations of a 0.8 thousand rise. It was the biggest decline since October 2013. In January, there were 498.1 thousand people claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance while 246.9 thousand people were seeking work and claiming Universal Credit. Claimant Count Change in the United Kingdom averaged 0.38 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.

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Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
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 -42.4K -20.5K 0.8K 4K
2017-03-15 09:30 AM Feb -27.29
2017-04-12 08:30 AM Mar -32.84
2017-05-17 08:30 AM Apr -36.62




United Kingdom Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 4.80 4.80 12.00 3.40 percent [+]
Employed Persons 30635.00 30585.00 30635.00 23187.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 745.00 787.40 3090.00 422.60 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 8550.00 8551.00 8583.00 5995.00 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 23287.00 23251.00 23287.00 19136.00 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 74.60 74.50 74.60 65.60 percent [+]
Claimant Count Change -42.40 -20.50 142.80 -98.50 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 78.40 78.30 78.50 74.10 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 1.30 1.30 4.30 0.90 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 12.40 12.60 22.30 9.70 percent [+]
Labour Costs 102.80 102.00 102.80 20.70 Index Points [+]
Productivity 102.40 102.00 102.40 44.60 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 751.00 748.00 763.00 432.00 Thousand [+]
Wages 507.00 509.00 509.00 306.00 GBP/Week [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 586.00 587.00 588.00 362.00 GBP/Week [+]
Wage Growth 2.60 2.80 6.60 -2.90 percent [+]
Minimum Wages 7.20 7.20 7.20 5.05 GBP/Hour [+]
Population 65.38 64.88 65.38 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 [+]
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 [+]
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 [+]
Average Weekly Hours 32.10 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 February of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-42.40 -20.50 142.80 -98.50 1971 - 2017 Thousand Monthly
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United Kingdom -42.40 Jan/17