The number of people claiming for unemployment benefits in the UK declined by 20 thousand to 2.6 million in January of 2021. It follows a revised 20.4 thousand fall in December amid ongoing lockdown restrictions. This represents a monthly decrease of 0.8% but an increase of 109.4%, or 1.4 million, since March 2020. Since February 2020, the number of payroll employees has fallen by 726,000. source: Office for National Statistics
Claimant Count Change in the United Kingdom averaged 3.48 Thousand from 1971 until 2021, 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 March 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.