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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23/03/2021 07:00Released11 Feb 21
20/04/2021 07:00Confirmed11 Mar 21
18/05/2021 07:00Confirmed8 Apr 21
15/06/2021 07:00Confirmed13 May 21
13/07/2021 07:00Confirmed10 Jun 21
17/08/2021 07:00Confirmed8 Jul 21
14/09/2021 07:00Confirmed12 Aug 21
12/10/2021 07:00Confirmed9 Sep 21
16/11/2021 07:00Confirmed14 Oct 21
14/12/2021 07:00Confirmed11 Nov 21
18/01/2022 07:00Confirmed9 Dec 21

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.