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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
Jan 2016 760,200 775,000 -1.91 %
Dec 2015 775,000 790,200 -1.92 %
Nov 2015 790,200 792,400 -0.28 %
Oct 2015 792,400 792,200 +0.03 %
Sep 2015 792,200 791,700 +0.06 %
Aug 2015 791,700 790,500 +0.15 %
Jul 2015 790,500 797,300 -0.85 %
Jun 2015 797,300 797,100 +0.03 %
May 2015 797,100 798,300 -0.15 %
Apr 2015 798,300 806,100 -0.97 %