The number of people claiming for unemployment benefits in the UK increased by 14.9 thousand in December of 2019, the same as in the previous month and below market expectations of 22.6 thousand.

Claimant Count Change in the United Kingdom averaged 1.21 Thousand from 1971 until 2019, 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. 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. source: Office for National Statistics

Claimant Count Change in the United Kingdom is expected to be 32.00 Thousand by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Claimant Count Change in the United Kingdom to stand at 22.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the United Kingdom Claimant Count Change is projected to trend around 25.00 Thousand in 2020, according to our econometric models.


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United Kingdom Claimant Count Change

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
14.90 14.90 142.80 -98.50 1971 - 2019 Thousand Monthly
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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-10-15 08:30 AM Sep 21.1K 16.3K 26.5K 24K
2019-11-12 09:30 AM Oct 33K 13.5K 21.3K 27K
2019-12-17 09:30 AM Nov 28.8K 26.4K 24.5K 29K
2020-01-21 09:30 AM Dec 14.9K 14.9K 22.6K 26K
2020-02-18 09:30 AM Jan 14.9K 15K


News Stream
2019-10-15
UK Claimant Count Rises Less Than Expected
The number of people claiming for unemployment benefits in the United Kingdom went up by 21.1 thousand in September of 2019, following a downwardly revised 16.3 thousand gain the previous month and below market expectations of a 26.5 thousand rise.

2019-08-13
UK Claimant Count Rises Less Than Expected
The number of people claiming for unemployment benefits in the United Kingdom went up by 28 thousand in July 2019, following a downwardly revised 31.4 thousand gain the previous month and below market expectations of a 32 thousand rise.

2019-07-16
UK Claimant Count Rises the Most since 2009
The number of people claiming for unemployment benefits in the UK increased by 38 thousand in June of 2019, following an upwardly revised 24.5 thousand gain in the previous month and compared to market expectations of a 22.8 thousand rise. It was the highest monthly increase since May of 2009.

2019-06-11
UK Claimant Count Rises More Than Expected
The number of people claiming for unemployment benefits in the UK increased by 23.2 thousand in May of 2019, following a downwardly revised 19.1 thousand gain in the previous month and compared to market expectations of a 22.9 thousand rise.

2019-05-14
UK Claimant Count Rises More Than Expected
The number of people claiming for unemployment benefits in the UK increased by 24.7 thousand in April of 2019, following a downwardly revised 22.6 thousand gain in the previous month and compared to market expectations of a 24.2 thousand rise.

2019-04-16
UK Claimant Count Rises the Most since 2011
The number of people claiming for unemployment benefits in the UK increased by 28.3 thousand in March of 2019, following a downwardly revised 26.7 thousand gain in the previous month and compared to market expectations of a 20 thousand rise. It is the highest monthly increase since July of 2011.


United Kingdom Claimant Count Change
Claimant count in the United Kingdom measures the change in the number of people claiming unemployment related benefits.

United Kingdom Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 3.80 3.80 12.00 3.40 percent [+]
Employed Persons 32901.00 32801.00 32901.00 23630.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 1241.20 1240.20 3090.00 422.60 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 8544.00 8564.00 8704.00 5995.00 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 24357.00 24238.00 24357.00 19136.00 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 76.30 76.20 76.30 65.60 percent [+]
Claimant Count Change 14.90 14.90 142.80 -98.50 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 79.40 79.20 79.40 74.10 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 0.90 1.00 4.30 0.90 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 11.40 11.90 22.30 9.70 percent [+]
Labour Costs 109.40 108.90 109.40 20.90 points [+]
Productivity 101.30 100.90 101.60 42.40 points [+]
Job Vacancies 805.00 798.00 861.00 432.00 Thousand [+]
Wages 544.00 543.00 544.00 300.00 GBP/Week [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 622.00 621.00 622.00 356.00 GBP/Week [+]
Wage Growth 3.20 3.20 6.60 -2.60 percent [+]
Minimum Wages 8.21 7.83 8.21 5.05 GBP/Hour [+]
Population 66.19 65.81 66.19 52.20 Million [+]
Retirement Age Women 65.50 65.00 65.50 60.00 [+]
Retirement Age Men 65.50 65.00 65.50 65.00 [+]
Living Wage Family 1300.00 1230.00 1300.00 1180.00 GBP/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 895.00 850.00 900.00 785.00 GBP/Month [+]
Wages High Skilled 2330.00 2110.00 2460.00 2110.00 GBP/Month [+]
Wages Low Skilled 1320.00 1180.00 1320.00 1180.00 GBP/Month [+]
Average Weekly Hours 32.00 32.20 33.50 31.30 Hours [+]
Employment Change 208.00 24.00 311.00 -279.00 Thousand [+]