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Our latest research and insights

Welcome to the Movement to Work Research and Insights hub. Here you’ll find our own youth employment market research as well as weekly insights from the sector, curated by our very own Head of Insights. You can also check out the Claimant Count which tracks the UK Labour market. 

We are keen to hear responses from our network regarding the latest insights, or indeed if any organisations are compiling data that they would be willing to share with us. Get in touch if you have any questions or comments.


The Claimant Count is the most reliable data source for Labour Market Insights that we use here at MtW.  While figures are published monthly by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) it is still only an estimate, but one which is directly sourced from the DWP / Jobcentre Plus admin system.  It covers the whole of the UK.

The Claimant Count measures the number of people claiming unemployment related benefits, usually Job Seekers Allowance, Universal Credit (UC) and National Insurance Credits.

Diver deeper into the Claimant Count here.