Claimant Count – UK

The Claimant Count is the UK’s most timely measure of unemployment. The report measures the number of people who claim unemployment benefits, but actively seeking work. The Claimant Count serves as a barometer for the health of the UK labor market. Higher job growth accompanies economic expansion and could spark inflationary pressures.

The headline number is a percentage change in the figure.

Relevance: Rarely affects markets
Release schedule : 8:30 (GMT); monthly, usually in the middle of the month.
Revisions schedule : None. (Sample error is rare)
Source of report : Office for National Statistics
Web Address : http://www.statistics.gov.uk/
Address of release : http://www.statistics.gov.uk/instantfigures.asp
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