The Claimant Count is an administrative measure of the number of people claiming benefit principally for the reason of being unemployed, using individual records from the benefit system.

Release calendar

Claimant Count

Release date Status Reference period
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11/12/2018 09:30Released8 Nov 18
22/01/2019 09:30Confirmed13 Dec 18
19/02/2019 09:30Confirmed10 Jan 19
19/03/2019 09:30Confirmed14 Feb 19
16/04/2019 09:30Confirmed14 Mar 19
14/05/2019 09:30Confirmed11 Apr 19
11/06/2019 09:30Confirmed9 May 19
16/07/2019 09:30Confirmed13 Jun 19
13/08/2019 09:30Confirmed11 Jul 19
10/09/2019 09:30Confirmed8 Aug 19
15/10/2019 09:30Confirmed12 Sep 19
12/11/2019 09:30Confirmed10 Oct 19
17/12/2019 09:30Confirmed14 Nov 19
21/01/2020 09:30Confirmed12 Dec 19

Datasets updated with this calendar

  • Claimant count by sex and age
    The Claimant Count - the stock of Universal Credit and Job Seekers Allowance claimants broken down by sex, age and type of benefit being claimed. Claimant count proportions are available but not when the figures are not broken down by age.
  • Claimant Count - seasonally adjusted
    The seasonally adjusted series takes into account seasonal patterns of claims and previous changes to the way in which claimants are counted so that the whole series from 1971 is consistent with the current data. This allow comparisons over time to be made which are not affected by the discontinuities found in the unadjusted series. The current seasonally adjusted series relates only to claimants aged 18 or over.