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United Kingdom Claimant Count Change

Last Release
Oct 2021
Actual
-14.9 Thousand
Forecast
N/A
Previous
-51.1 Thousand
Frequency
Monthly
Units In
Thousand
Next Release
Dec 14, 2021
Time to Release
15 Days 20 Hours
Highest
Lowest
Average
Date Range
Source
1032.7 Thousand
Apr 2020
-114.8 Thousand
Jun 2021
3.2 Thousand1971 - 2021Office for National Statistics
Claimant count in the United Kingdom measures the change in the number of people claiming unemployment related benefits.

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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.

United Kingdom Claimant Count Change History

Last 12 readings

Latest Releases and Calendar Events

DATETIMETITLE
Nov 16, 202107:17UK Claimant Count Down for 8th Month
Oct 12, 202106:15UK Claimant Count Down in September
Sep 14, 202106:16UK Claimant Count Continues to Fall
Jul 15, 202106:23UK Claimant Count Falls at Record Pace
DATETIMEEVENTActual
Nov 16, 202107:00Claimant Count Change-14.9 K
Oct 12, 202106:00Claimant Count Change-51.1 K
Sep 14, 202106:00Claimant Count Change-58.6 K
Aug 17, 202106:00Claimant Count Change-7.8 K
Jul 15, 202106:00Claimant Count Change-114.8 K
Jun 15, 202106:00Claimant Count Change-92.6 K
May 18, 202106:00Claimant Count Change-15.1 K

United Kingdom labour Indicators

All United Kingdom indicators
Indicator
Last
Previous
Min
Max
Unit
Frequency
Range
Average Weekly Hours
31.9
Dec 2019
31.9
Nov 2019
31.3
Apr 2011
33.5
Dec 1994
HoursMonthly1992 - 2019
Claimant Count Change
-14.9
Oct 2021
-51.1
Sep 2021
-114.8
Jun 2021
1,032.7
Apr 2020
ThousandMonthly1971 - 2021
Employment Rate
76.5
Dec 2019
76.5
Nov 2019
65.6
Apr 1983
76.5
Nov 2019
%Monthly1971 - 2019
Employment Change
184
Dec 2019
180
Nov 2019
-279
May 2009
311
Mar 2014
ThousandMonthly1971 - 2019
Full Time Employment
24,463
Dec 2019
24,416
Nov 2019
19,136
Dec 1993
24,463
Dec 2019
ThousandMonthly1992 - 2019
Living Wage Individual
895
Dec 2018
850
Dec 2017
785
Dec 2015
900
Dec 2016
GBP/MonthYearly2015 - 2018

Claimant Count Change across Europe

Claimant Count Change global view
Country
Last
Previous
Min
Max
Unit
Frequency
Range
United Kingdom
-14.9
Oct 2021
-51.1
Sep 2021
-114.8
Jun 2021
1,032.7
Apr 2020
ThousandMonthly1971 - 2021

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