The number of people claiming unemployment benefits in the UK increased by 10.1 thousand in March of 2021, following an 86.6 thousand surge in February which was the highest since last May. The claimant count rate came in at 7.3 percent, the same as in February. source: Office for National Statistics
Claimant Count Change in the United Kingdom averaged 3.59 Thousand from 1971 until 2021, 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 May of 2021.
Claimant Count Change in the United Kingdom is expected to be -86.00 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 -60.00 in 12 months time. 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.