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.