About this dataset

This dataset contains series for the Claimant Count (which measures the number of people claiming unemployment related benefits) and Vacancies.

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Important notes and usage information

  • Since June 2015 the Claimant Count has been designated as experimental statistics and has included out of work Universal Credit claimants as well as Jobseeker's Allowance claimants.
  • Some of the Claimant Count series in this dataset do not contain any data later than April 2013. It is not currently possible to produce estimates of Claimant Count inflows and outflows or Claimant Count by duration for time periods later than April 2013 because the required Universal Credit data is not yet available.

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Contact details for this Dataset

Bob Watson
+44 (0)1633 455070
Telephone: bob.watson@ons.gsi.gov.uk