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

The number of people claiming for unemployment benefits in the United Kingdom increased by 25.5 thousand to 765 thousand in February 2017, following a downwardly revised 6.1 thousand drop in the previous month and compared to market expectations of a 3 thousand fall. It is the biggest monthly increase since July of 2011. Claimant Count Change in the United Kingdom averaged 0.42 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)
2017-02-15 09:30 AM Jan -42.4K -20.5K 0.8K 4K
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 25.5K 0.01K
2017-06-14 08:30 AM May 3.1K
2017-07-12 08:30 AM Jun 8.8K




United Kingdom Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 4.70 4.70 12.00 3.40 percent [+]
Employed Persons 30668.00 30645.00 30668.00 23187.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 765.40 739.90 3090.00 422.60 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 8444.00 8516.00 8583.00 5995.00 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 23397.00 23338.00 23397.00 19136.00 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 74.60 74.60 74.60 65.60 percent [+]
Claimant Count Change 25.50 -6.10 142.80 -98.50 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 78.40 78.40 78.50 74.10 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 1.30 1.30 4.30 0.90 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 11.90 12.10 22.30 9.70 percent [+]
Labour Costs 102.60 103.00 103.00 20.70 Index Points [+]
Productivity 102.30 101.90 102.30 44.60 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 767.00 761.00 767.00 432.00 Thousand [+]
Wages 509.00 508.00 509.00 306.00 GBP/Week [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 592.00 592.00 592.00 362.00 GBP/Week [+]
Wage Growth 2.30 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 32.40 32.30 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 April of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
25.50 -6.10 142.80 -98.50 1971 - 2017 Thousand Monthly
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United Kingdom 25.50 Mar/17