United Kingdom Claimant Count Change

Country:
United Kingdom
GBP, Pound sterling
Sector:
Labor
High 33 K 17.8 K
13.5 K
Last release Importance Actual Forecast
Previous
20.2 K
33 K
Next release Actual Forecast
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Claimant Count Change presents a change in the total number of people claiming unemployment benefits during the given month. The indicator is calculated based on administrative data on the system of benefits and social support.

This includes people claiming unemployment related benefits and applying for other forms of financial support upon loss of earning opportunities. For example, such forms include the so-called Universal Credit, a monthly payment, now replacing six earlier canceled benefits and charges.

A change in Claimant Count is connected with the unemployment growth, but they are not absolutely identical. First, not all the unemployed claim benefits and are officially registered. Second, some people who are not obliged to seek work (e.g. due to illness or disability) may also be eligible for benefits.

Nevertheless, the indicator reflects the situation in the labor market. Claimant count growth indicates deterioration in the labor market. Employment reports are one of the most important factors affecting the actions of the BoE's Monetary Policy Committee; therefore weakness in the labor market may have a negative effect on the GBP quotes.

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actual data

forecast

The chart of the entire available history of the "United Kingdom Claimant Count Change" macroeconomic indicator. The dashed line shows the forecast values ​​of the economic indicator for the specified dates.

A significant deviation of a real value from a forecast one may cause a short-term strengthening or weakening of a national currency in the Forex market. The threshold values ​​of the indicators signaling the approach of the critical state of the national (local) economy occupy a special place.

Date (GMT)
Reference
Actual
Forecast
Previous
Oct 2019
33 K
17.8 K
13.5 K
Sep 2019
21.1 K
16.6 K
16.3 K
Aug 2019
28.2 K
16.7 K
19.7 K
Jul 2019
27.9 K
15.1 K
31.4 K
Jun 2019
38 K
13.4 K
24.5 K
May 2019
23.2 K
4.2 K
19.1 K
Apr 2019
24.7 K
16.9 K
22.6 K
Mar 2019
28.3 K
14.7 K
26.8 K
Feb 2019
27.1 K
2.7 K
15.6 K
Jan 2019
14.2 K
2.4 K
20.3 K
Dec 2018
20.8 K
2.1 K
24.8 K
Nov 2018
21.9 K
1.8 K
23.2 K
Oct 2018
20.2 K
4.1 K
23.2 K
Sep 2018
18.6 K
50 K
14.2 K
Aug 2018
8.7 K
-38.2 K
10.2 K
Jul 2018
6.2 K
73.7 K
9 K
Jun 2018
7.8 K
-26.5 K
-3 K
May 2018
-7.7 K
29.5 K
28.2 K
Apr 2018
31.3 K
3.5 K
15.7 K
Mar 2018
11.6 K
1.1 K
15.1 K
Feb 2018
9.2 K
0.7 K
-1.5 K
Jan 2018
-7.1 K
7.3 K
6.2 K
Dec 2017
8.6 K
3.55 K
12.2 K
Nov 2017
6 K
1.399 K
6.5 K
Oct 2017
1.1 K
-0.55 K
2.6 K
Sep 2017
1.7 K
-3.499 K
-0.2 K
Aug 2017
-2.8 K
0.9 K
-2.9 K
Jul 2017
-4.2 K
6.649 K
3.4 K
Jun 2017
6 K
13.351 K
7.5 K
May 2017
7.3 K
22 K
Apr 2017
19.4 K
33.5 K
Mar 2017
25.5 K
-6.1 K
Feb 2017
-11.3 K
-41.4 K
Jan 2017
-42.4 K
-20.5 K
Dec 2016
-10.1 K
1.3 K
Nov 2016
2.4 K
13.3 K
Oct 2016
9.8 K
5.6 K
Sep 2016
0.7 K
7.1 K
Aug 2016
2.4 K
-3.6 K
Jul 2016
-8.6 K
0.9 K
Jun 2016
0.4 K
12.2 K
May 2016
-0.4 K
6.4 K
Apr 2016
-2.4 K
14.7 K
Mar 2016
6.7 K
-9.3 K
Feb 2016
-18 K
-28.4 K
Jan 2016
-14.8 K
-15.2 K
Dec 2015
-4.3 K
-2.2 K
Nov 2015
3.9 K
0.2 K
Oct 2015
3.3 K
0.5 K
Sep 2015
4.6 K
1.2 K

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