Alternative Claimant Count statistics

Official experimental statistics on the number of people claiming unemployment related benefits.

These quarterly statistics include breakdowns by:

  • type of claimant
  • age and gender
  • local authority and Parliamentary Constituency
  • month (from January 2013)

The statistical bulletin (in HTML format) will be published every quarter.

Find future release dates in the statistics calendar and more about DWP statistics on the Statistics at DWP page.


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Explore the statistics with our interactive tools

View an interactive map which contains 2 map layers showing the latest claimant unemployment rate and how that compares to the previous year.

Find further breakdowns of these statistics in Stat-Xplore, an online tool for exploring some of DWP’s main statistics.

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Published 22 January 2019
Last updated 16 April 2019 + show all updates
  1. Added a link to the latest release of Alternative Claimant Count statistics, with data from January 2013 to February 2019.
  2. First published.