Claimant Count

UK Claimant Count

Monthly report on the number of people claiming unemployment benefits. The report is categorized by claimant age, length of time searching for employment, location, and occupation. A declining trend is seen as a positive economic indicator as it suggests a greater number of people are working from the previous month and this tends to increase the value of the currency.

Date Value Previous Change
May 2015 791,800 798,300 -0.81 %
Apr 2015 798,300 806,100 -0.97 %
Mar 2015 806,100 821,200 -1.84 %
Feb 2015 821,200 845,600 -2.89 %
Jan 2015 845,600 881,300 -4.05 %
Dec 2014 881,300 908,600 -3.00 %
Nov 2014 908,600 934,600 -2.78 %
Oct 2014 934,600 956,000 -2.24 %
Sep 2014 956,000 974,800 -1.93 %
Aug 2014 974,800 1,010,000 -3.49 %