The number of people claiming for unemployment benefits in the UK increased by 7 thousand to 2.6 million in December of 2020. It follows a downwardly revised 38.1 thousand rise in November when the country was under a second national coronavirus lockdown. This represents a monthly increase of 0.3 percent and an increase of 113.2 percent, or 1.4 million, since March of 2020. Since February 2020, 828,000 fewer people were in payrolled employment. source: Office for National Statistics
Claimant Count Change in the United Kingdom averaged 3.52 Thousand from 1971 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 858.10 Thousand in April of 2020 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. United Kingdom Claimant Count Change - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on February of 2021.
Claimant Count Change in the United Kingdom is expected to be 150.00 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 -26.00 Thousand in 2022, according to our econometric models.