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

The number of people claiming for unemployment benefits in the United Kingdom decreased by 11.3 thousand to 734.7 thousand in February 2017, following a downwardly revised 41.4 thousand drop in the previous month while market expected of a 5 thousand fall. In February, there were 482.3 thousand people claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance while 277.4 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)
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 -11.3K -41.4K




United Kingdom Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 4.70 4.80 12.00 3.40 percent [+]
Employed Persons 30645.00 30635.00 30645.00 23187.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 734.70 745.00 3090.00 422.60 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 8516.00 8550.00 8583.00 5995.00 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 23338.00 23287.00 23338.00 19136.00 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 74.60 74.60 74.60 65.60 percent [+]
Claimant Count Change -11.30 -41.40 142.80 -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 12.10 12.40 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 757.00 751.00 763.00 432.00 Thousand [+]
Wages 507.00 507.00 509.00 306.00 GBP/Week [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 589.00 586.00 589.00 362.00 GBP/Week [+]
Wage Growth 2.20 2.60 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 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 32.30 32.10 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 March of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-11.30 -41.40 142.80 -98.50 1971 - 2017 Thousand Monthly
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United Kingdom -11.30 Feb/17