The number of people claiming unemployment related benefits in the UK decreased by 28.1 thousand to 2.6 million in June of 2020, following an upwardly revised 566.4 thousand rise in the previous month and compared to market forecast of a 250 thousand gain as government income support kept millions of people in work amid the coronavirus lockdown. In June 2020, the Claimant Count has fallen and experimental monthly data show vacancies have increased slightly. These Claimant Counts relate to 11 June 2020, enhancements to Universal Credit as part Experimental Statistic of the UK government's response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) mean that an increasing number of people became eligible for unemployment-related benefit support, although still in work. Consequently changes in the Claimant Count will not be wholly because of changes in the number of people who are not in work.
Claimant Count Change in the United Kingdom averaged 3.54 Thousand from 1971 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 853 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 August of 2020. source: Office for National Statistics
Claimant Count Change in the United Kingdom is expected to be 72.00 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 -42.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the United Kingdom Claimant Count Change is projected to trend around -32.00 Thousand in 2021 and -26.00 Thousand in 2022, according to our econometric models.