The number of people claiming unemployment benefits in the UK declined by 114.8 thousand in June of 2021 following a 92.6 thousand fall in May. It is the 4th consecutive monthly decline and the biggest drop ever, as the economy recovers from the coronavirus hit. source: Office for National Statistics

Claimant Count Change in the United Kingdom averaged 3.05 Thousand from 1971 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 844.10 Thousand in April of 2020 and a record low of -114.80 Thousand in June 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 July of 2021.

Claimant Count Change in the United Kingdom is expected to be -40.00 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 -60.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the United Kingdom Claimant Count Change is projected to trend around -26.00 Thousand in 2022 and -12.00 Thousand in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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United Kingdom Claimant Count Change

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-114.80 -92.60 844.10 -114.80 1971 - 2021 Thousand Monthly
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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-04-20 06:00 AM Mar 10.1K 86.6K 150K
2021-05-18 06:00 AM Apr -15.1K -19.4K 25K
2021-06-15 06:00 AM May -92.6K -55.8K -62K
2021-07-15 06:00 AM Jun -114.8K -92.6K -120K
2021-08-17 06:00 AM Jul -114.8K
2021-09-14 06:00 AM Aug
2021-10-12 06:00 AM Sep
2021-11-16 07:00 AM Oct


News Stream
UK Claimant Count Falls at Record Pace
The number of people claiming unemployment benefits in the UK declined by 114.8 thousand in June of 2021 following a 92.6 thousand fall in May. It is the 4th consecutive monthly decline and the biggest drop ever, as the economy recovers from the coronavirus hit.
2021-07-15
UK Claimant Count Falls the Most since 1996
The number of people claiming unemployment benefits in the UK declined by 92.6 thousand to 2.5 million in May of 2021, following an upwardly revised 55.8 thousand fall in April. It is the biggest decline in jobless claims since November of 1996, as the reopening of key parts of the economy boosted hiring and as the government's wage-subsidy scheme continued to support the labor market. The claimant count rate came in at 6.2 percent, down from 6.4 percent in April.
2021-06-15
UK Claimant Count Falls in April
The number of people claiming unemployment benefits in the UK declined by 15.1 thousand to 2.6 million in April of 2021, following a revised 19.4 thousand fall in March, as the government's wage-subsidy scheme continued to support the labor market. The claimant count rate came in at 7.2 percent, down from 7.3 percent in March.
2021-05-18
UK Claimant Count Rises Less in March
The number of people claiming unemployment benefits in the UK increased by 10.1 thousand in March of 2021, following an 86.6 thousand surge in February which was the highest since last May. The claimant count rate came in at 7.3 percent, the same as in February.
2021-04-20

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