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. Claimant Count Change in the United Kingdom averaged 0.95 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.

Claimant Count Change in the United Kingdom is expected to be 15.00 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 32.00 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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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-02-19 09:30 AM Claimant Count Change 14.2K 20.2K 2.7K 5.1K
2019-03-19 09:20 AM Claimant Count Change 27K 15.7K 2.7K 9.1K
2019-04-16 08:30 AM Claimant Count Change 28.3K 26.7K 20K 5K
2019-05-14 08:30 AM Claimant Count Change 24.7K 22.6K 24.2K 25K
2019-06-11 08:30 AM Claimant Count Change 24.7K 21K
2019-07-16 08:30 AM Claimant Count Change 15K
2019-08-13 08:30 AM Claimant Count Change 12K


United Kingdom Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 3.80 3.90 12.00 3.40 percent [+]
Employed Persons 32697.00 32721.00 32721.00 23630.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 1085.20 1060.50 3090.00 422.60 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 8586.00 8575.00 8636.00 5995.00 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 24110.00 24146.00 24146.00 19136.00 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 76.10 76.10 76.10 65.60 percent [+]
Claimant Count Change 24.70 22.60 142.80 -98.50 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 79.20 79.30 79.30 74.10 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 1.10 1.00 4.30 0.90 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 10.20 10.50 22.30 9.70 percent [+]
Labour Costs 105.60 104.80 105.60 20.70 Index Points [+]
Productivity 101.70 101.40 101.80 43.10 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 846.00 850.00 861.00 432.00 Thousand [+]
Wages 528.00 529.00 530.00 300.00 GBP/Week [+]
Wage Growth 3.20 3.50 6.60 -2.60 percent [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 603.00 606.00 609.00 356.00 GBP/Week [+]
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 Low Skilled 1320.00 1180.00 1320.00 1180.00 GBP/Month [+]
Wages High Skilled 2330.00 2110.00 2460.00 2110.00 GBP/Month [+]
Average Weekly Hours 32.20 32.20 33.50 31.30 Hours [+]
Employment Change 99.00 179.00 311.00 -279.00 Thousand [+]


United Kingdom Claimant Count Change

Claimant count in the United Kingdom measures the change in the number of people claiming unemployment related benefits. 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 May of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
24.70 22.60 142.80 -98.50 1971 - 2019 Thousand Monthly
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Country Last Previous
United Kingdom 24.70 Apr/19


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