Claimant Count

The Claimant Count records the number of people claiming unemployment- related benefits.

Claimant count latest results published 15th November 2017. 

Latest results

  • Over the month to October 2017, the number of people claiming unemployment related benefits in NI decreased by 100

  • Claimant count (29,300) was down by 4,700 over the year to October 2017
  • The male claimant count showed a larger decrease over the year than the female count

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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
Email: claimantcount@finance-ni.gov.uk
Twitter: @ELMSNISRA