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
Users should note that revisions are to be expected while the Claimant  Count series is experimental and improvements are being made to the process. The experimental Claimant Count series is subject to three types of revisions:
       1) Monthly revisions due to updated information
       2) Monthly revision to seasonally adjusted data
       3) Annual revisions to seasonally adjusted data
More information available here.

Latest results published 21st January 2020

  • NI claimant count (experimental) increased over the year
  • NI claimant count (experimental) in December 2019 was 29,900, 3.2% of the workforce

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
Twitter: @NISRA