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.

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United Kingdom Claimant Count Change

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-29.80 -40.20 858.10 -98.50 1971 - 2020 Thousand Monthly
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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-08-11 06:00 AM Jul 94.4K -28.1K 10K 5K
2020-09-15 06:00 AM Aug 73.7K 69.9K 100K 51K
2020-10-13 06:00 AM Sep 28K 39.5K 78.8K 72K
2020-11-10 07:00 AM Oct -29.8K -40.2K 50K 36K
2020-12-15 07:00 AM Nov -29.8K 30K
2021-01-26 07:00 AM Dec
2021-02-23 07:00 AM Jan
2021-03-23 07:00 AM Feb


News Stream
UK Claimant Count Unexpectedly Falls
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.
2020-11-10
UK Claimant Count Rises Less than Expected
The number of people claiming for unemployment benefits in the United Kingdom rose by 28 thousand to 2.7 million in August 2020, following a downwardly revised 39.5 thousand increase in the previous month and below market expectations of a 78.8 thousand gain. It was also a rise of 120.3 percent since March, or 1.5 million, as the coronavirus pandemic hit the labor market.
2020-10-13
UK Claimant Count Rises Less than Expected
The number of people claiming for unemployment benefits in the United Kingdom increased by 73.7 thousand to 2.7 million in August 2020, following a downwardly revised 69.9 thousand rise in the previous month and below market expectations of a 100 thousand gain. It was also an increase of 120.8 percent since March, or 1.5 million, as the coronavirus pandemic hit the labor market.
2020-09-15
UK Claimant Count Hits 2.7 Million
The number of people claiming for unemployment benefits in the United Kingdom went up by 94.4 thousand to 2.7 million in July 2020, following a 28.1 thousand decline in the previous month and compared to market expectations of a 10.0 thousand rise. It was also an increase of 116.8 percent since March, or 1.4 million, as the pandemic hit the labor market.
2020-08-11

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