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 15th May 2018

Latest results

  • Over the month to April 2018, the number of people on the NI claimant count (experimental) increased by 200
  • Claimant count (29,000) was down by 2,300 over the year to April 2018 
  •  8% of the total unemployment benefit claimants were claiming Universal Credit


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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