Claimant Count

The new experimental Claimant Count includes Jobseeker’s Allowance Claimants and those out-of-work Universal Credit claimants who were claiming principally for the reason of being unemployed. 

Experimental Statistics

Latest results published 16th October 2018

Latest results

  • The NI seasonally adjusted claimant count (Experimental) stood at 28,100 (3.1% of the workforce) in September 2018, representing:
  • a decrease of 100 from last month's revised total
  • a decrease of 1,300 (4.3%) over the year


Labour Market Report

Claimant count interactive maps
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Claimant count tables

Claimant count background information

UK Claimant count data on NOMIS

UK Claimant Count data is available for comparison via NOMIS. Nomis is a service provided by the Office for National Statistics, ONS, to give you free access to the most detailed and up-to-date UK labour market statistics from official sources: nomis website

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Contacts for Claimant Count

Claimant Count

Brian Grogan
Telephone: 028 9052 9311