United Kingdom - Unemployment Rate - Claimant Count The claimant count records the number of people claiming unemployment- related benefits. These are currently the Jobseeker's Allowance(JSA) and National Insurance credits, claimed at Employment Service local offices. People claiming JSA must declare that they are out of work, capable of, available for and actively seeking work during the week in which the claim is made. They enter into a Jobseeker's agreement setting out the action they will take to find work and to improve their prospects of finding employment. For further economic statistics type : ECST GB <GO> and for the latest economic news on the UK type : NI UKECO <GO>. History is stored independently for monthly and quarterly frequencies. HP values for these frequencies may not match each other. Note that when only one frequency is stored in history, for the other frequencies, history is derived from that of the stored frequency. For example, HP W, HP M, HP Q and HP Y will derive data from HP D when only daily history is stored, HP Q and HP Y will derive data from HP M when only monthly history is stored. As another example, if both daily and monthly are stored, HP W will derive data from HP D, while HP Q and HP Y will derive data from HP M and so on.