The number of people claiming unemployment benefits in the UK declined by 14.9 thousand in October of 2021 following a 51.1 thousand fall in September. It is the 8th consecutive monthly decline, as the economy recovers from the coronavirus hit. source: Office for National Statistics

Claimant Count Change in the United Kingdom averaged 2.62 Thousand from 1971 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 844.10 Thousand in April of 2020 and a record low of -151.40 Thousand in May of 2021. 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 November of 2021.

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. In the long-term, the United Kingdom Claimant Count Change is projected to trend around -26.00 Thousand in 2022 and -12.00 Thousand in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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United Kingdom Claimant Count Change


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-10-12 06:00 AM Sep -51.1K -58.6K -46K
2021-11-16 07:00 AM Oct -14.9K -51.1K -30K
2021-12-14 07:00 AM Nov -14.9K


Related Last Previous Unit Reference
Unemployment Rate 4.30 4.50 percent Sep/21
Unemployed Persons 2063.10 2078.00 Thousand Oct/21
Employed Persons 32523.00 32416.00 Thousand Aug/21
Part Time Employment 8024.00 7976.00 Thousand Aug/21
Full Time Employment 24500.00 24440.00 Thousand Aug/21
Claimant Count Change -14.90 -51.10 Thousand Oct/21
Employment Rate 75.40 75.30 percent Aug/21
Labor Force Participation Rate 78.90 78.90 percent Aug/21
Youth Unemployment Rate 11.70 12.20 percent Aug/21
Labour Costs 107.30 110.10 points Jun/21
Productivity 101.70 101.60 points Jun/21
Job Vacancies 1172.00 1108.00 Thousand Sep/21
Wages 584.00 582.00 GBP/Week Sep/21
Wages in Manufacturing 638.00 639.00 GBP/Week Sep/21
Wage Growth 5.80 7.20 percent Sep/21
Population 67.20 66.80 Million Dec/20
Non Farm Payrolls 29180.00 28973.00 Thousand Sep/21
Employment Change 247.00 235.00 Thousand Aug/21
Average Weekly Hours 31.60 31.50 Hours Aug/21

News Stream
UK Claimant Count Down for 8th Month
The number of people claiming unemployment benefits in the UK declined by 14.9 thousand in October of 2021 following a 51.1 thousand fall in September. It is the 8th consecutive monthly decline, as the economy recovers from the coronavirus hit.
2021-11-16
UK Claimant Count Down in September
The number of people claiming unemployment benefits in the UK declined by 51.1 thousand in September of 2021 following a 58.6 thousand fall in August. It is the 7th consecutive monthly decline, as the economy recovers from the coronavirus hit.
2021-10-12
UK Claimant Count Continues to Fall
The number of people claiming unemployment benefits in the UK declined by 58.6 thousand in August of 2021 following a 48.9 thousand fall in July. It is the 6th consecutive monthly decline, as the economy recovers from the coronavirus hit.
2021-09-14

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