Unemployment Claimant Count

The Claimant Count counts the number of people claiming Jobseeker's Allowance plus those who claim Universal Credit and are required to seek work and be available for work. It is a measure of the number of people claiming 'out-of-work' related benefits. Not all those who are unemployed claim benefits. This is largely due to people finding new work very quickly or having other sources of financial support at home. In addition, not all those counted within the Claimant Count are unemployed (some are working a low number of hours and/or are earning a low income). Whilst the Claimant Count is not a measure of unemployment, it is a useful proxy at the local level.
Buckinghamshire’s claimant count rate (claimants as a proportion of all residents aged 16-64) in July 2023 stood at 2.6%, lower than the national average of 3.8%, and lower than the South East average of 2.8%.  

Please note, these figures are published by the government on a monthly basis, but the data featured here is correct as of July 2023.

Claimants as a proportion of all Buckinghamshire residents aged 16-64

(July 2023)


Unemployment Claimant Count

Claimants as a proportion of all residents aged 16-64 in Buckinghamshire, South East and England.

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Looking within Buckinghamshire, the claimant count rate is highest in the Booker, Cressex and Castlefield ward with 6.7% of residents aged 16-64 claiming out-of-work related benefits, whilst Ridgeway East has the lowest with 1.3%.

For more information about jobs and skills, visit Buckinghamshire’s Economic Intelligence Observatory

Unemployment Claimant Count

Claimants as a proportion of all residents aged 16-64 in Buckinghamshire wards (July 2023)

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Claimant Count data has been sourced from Nomis, a service provided by the Office for National Statistics.

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