The number of people claiming unemployment benefits in the UK declined by 19.7 thousand in May of 2022 following a 65.5 thousand fall in April. It is the 15th consecutive monthly decrease, as the labour market continues to recover from the coronavirus hit. Figures compare with market forecasts of a 49.4 thousand fall. source: Office for National Statistics

Claimant Count Change in the United Kingdom averaged 1.71 Thousand from 1971 until 2022, reaching an all time high of 852.20 Thousand in April of 2020 and a record low of -168.80 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 June of 2022.

Claimant Count Change in the United Kingdom is expected to be -25.00 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 -5.00 Thousand in 2023 and -2.00 Thousand in 2024, according to our econometric models.

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United Kingdom Claimant Count Change



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2022-05-17 06:00 AM Apr -56.9K -81.6K -42.5K -42K
2022-06-14 06:00 AM May -19.7K -65.5K -49.4K -29K
2022-07-19 06:00 AM Jun -19.7K -25K


Related Last Previous Unit Reference
Unemployment Rate 3.80 3.70 percent Apr 2022
Unemployed Persons 1584.20 1603.90 Thousand May 2022
Employed Persons 32707.00 32632.00 Thousand Mar 2022
Full Time Employment 24562.00 24517.00 Thousand Mar 2022
Part Time Employment 8145.00 8115.00 Thousand Mar 2022
Claimant Count Change -19.70 -65.50 Thousand May 2022
Employment Rate 75.60 75.60 percent Mar 2022
Labor Force Participation Rate 78.70 78.60 percent Mar 2022
Youth Unemployment Rate 10.80 10.60 percent Mar 2022
Productivity 101.90 102.60 points Mar 2022
Labour Costs 109.60 109.70 points Dec 2021
Job Vacancies 1300.00 1296.00 Thousand Apr 2022
Wages 604.00 615.00 GBP/Week Apr 2022
Wage Growth 6.80 7.00 percent Apr 2022
Wages in Manufacturing 655.00 670.00 GBP/Week Apr 2022
Population 67.08 66.80 Million Dec 2020
Non Farm Payrolls 29559.00 29524.00 Thousand Mar 2022
Average Weekly Hours 31.90 32.00 Hours Mar 2022
Employment Change 177.00 83.00 Thousand Mar 2022

United Kingdom Claimant Count Change
Claimant count in the United Kingdom measures the change in the number of people claiming unemployment related benefits.
Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-19.70 -65.50 852.20 -168.80 1971 - 2022 Thousand Monthly
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News Stream
UK Claimant Count Falls in November
The number of people claiming unemployment benefits in the UK declined by 49.8 thousand in November of 2021 following a 14.9 thousand fall in October. It is the 9th consecutive monthly decline, as the economy recovers from the coronavirus hit.
2021-12-14
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