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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12/04/2017 09:30Released9 Mar 17
17/05/2017 09:30Confirmed13 Apr 17
14/06/2017 09:30Confirmed11 May 17
12/07/2017 09:30Confirmed8 Jun 17
16/08/2017 09:30Confirmed13 Jul 17
13/09/2017 09:30Confirmed10 Aug 17
18/10/2017 09:30Confirmed14 Sep 17
15/11/2017 09:30Confirmed12 Oct 17
13/12/2017 09:30Confirmed9 Nov 17

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.