CLAIMANT COUNT CHANGE

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The change in the number of people claiming jobseeker’s allowance in the UK, one of the most important regular economic releases from the UK for forex markets. As with other employment data such as the NFP, better figures (i.e. fewer claimants) suggest economic improvement. The opposite is also true, with more claimants usually meaning a weaker economy in the future. Claimant count change is released on the second or third Tuesday of every month. See also fundamental analysis.

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