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 July 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.