The number of people claiming for unemployment benefits in the United Kingdom fell by 29.8 thousand to 2.6 million in September of 2020, following a revised 40.2 thousand decrease in the previous month and beating market expectations of a 50 thousand rise. Despite the decrease, it still represents a 112.4 percent or 1.4 million increase from March 2020. source: Office for National Statistics
Claimant Count Change in the United Kingdom averaged 3.52 Thousand from 1971 until 2020, 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 November of 2020.
Claimant Count Change in the United Kingdom is expected to be 22.00 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 -16.00 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.