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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14/05/2024 07:00Released11 Apr 24
11/06/2024 07:00Confirmed9 May 24
18/07/2024 07:00Confirmed13 Jun 24
13/08/2024 07:00Confirmed11 Jul 24
10/09/2024 07:00Confirmed8 Aug 24
15/10/2024 07:00Confirmed12 Sep 24
12/11/2024 07:00Confirmed10 Oct 24
17/12/2024 07:00Confirmed14 Nov 24
14/01/2025 07:00Confirmed12 Dec 24

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.