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. source: Office for National Statistics

Claimant Count Change in the United Kingdom averaged 2.65 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 October 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
2021-07-15 06:00 AM Jun -114.8K -92.6K -120K
2021-08-17 06:00 AM Jul -7.8K -114.8K -180K
2021-09-14 06:00 AM Aug -58.6K -7.8K -26K
2021-10-12 06:00 AM Sep -51.1K -58.6K -46K
2021-11-16 07:00 AM Oct -51.1K
2021-12-14 07:00 AM Nov


News Stream
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
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

United Kingdom Last Unit Reference Previous Highest Lowest
Unemployment Rate 4.50 percent Aug/21 4.60 11.90 3.40
Unemployed Persons 2112.80 Thousand Sep/21 2163.90 3090.00 422.60
Employed Persons 32416.00 Thousand Jul/21 32357.00 33073.00 23630.00
Full Time Employment 24440.00 Thousand Jul/21 24526.00 24715.00 19136.00
Part Time Employment 7976.00 Thousand Jul/21 7831.00 8704.00 5995.00
Claimant Count Change -51.10 Thousand Sep/21 -58.60 844.10 -151.40
Employment Rate 75.30 percent Jul/21 75.20 76.60 65.60
Labor Force Participation Rate 78.90 percent Jul/21 78.90 79.80 74.10
Youth Unemployment Rate 12.20 percent Jul/21 12.90 22.50 10.80
Labour Costs 107.30 points Jun/21 110.10 111.60 4.60
Productivity 101.70 points Jun/21 101.60 105.50 43.30
Job Vacancies 1102.00 Thousand Aug/21 1036.00 1102.00 340.00
Wages 581.00 GBP/Week Aug/21 578.00 581.00 300.00
Wages in Manufacturing 638.00 GBP/Week Aug/21 643.00 643.00 356.00
Wage Growth 7.20 percent Aug/21 8.30 8.80 -2.70
Population 67.20 Million Dec/20 66.80 67.20 50.29
Non Farm Payrolls 29180.00 Thousand Sep/21 28973.00 29180.00 26763.00
Employment Change 235.00 Thousand Jul/21 183.00 311.00 -407.00
Average Weekly Hours 31.50 Hours Jul/21 31.10 33.50 25.80


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