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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15/11/2017 09:30Released12 Oct 17
13/12/2017 09:30Confirmed9 Nov 17
24/01/2018 09:30Confirmed14 Dec 17
21/02/2018 09:30Confirmed11 Jan 18
21/03/2018 09:30Confirmed8 Feb 18
18/04/2018 09:30Confirmed8 Mar 18
16/05/2018 09:30Confirmed12 Apr 18
13/06/2018 09:30Confirmed10 May 18
18/07/2018 09:30Confirmed14 Jun 18
15/08/2018 09:30Confirmed12 Jul 18
12/09/2018 09:30Confirmed9 Aug 18
17/10/2018 09:30Confirmed13 Sep 18
14/11/2018 09:30Confirmed11 Oct 18
12/12/2018 09:30Confirmed8 Nov 18
23/01/2019 09:30Confirmed13 Dec 18

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.