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Mar 05 2017

EU Nationals Claiming Unemployment Benefits in UK

Unemployment Benefit Claimants in UK and European Union

A 2015 report showed the numbers of Unemployment Benefit Claimants in the UK that are from the European Union, and the Unemployment Benefit Claimants in the European Union that are from the UK.

It showed:
64,830 EU nationals claiming Unemployment benefits in the UK.
29,095 UK nationals claiming Unemployment benefits in the EU.

The Report specified these figures:

At least 30,000 British nationals are claiming unemployment benefit in countries around the EU, research by the Guardian has found, based on responses from 23 of the 27 other EU countries.
Roughly 65,000 EU nationals claiming jobseeker’s allowance in the UK.

Poland is the Country with the MOST Unemployment Benefit Claimants in the UK at 14,880
Ireland is the Country with the MOST Unemployment Benefit Claimants in the EU at 11,222

Full Figures from the Report

British Nationals Receiving
Unemployment Benefits in
EU Member States
Country EU Nationals Receiving
Unemployment Benefits in
UK
2 Poland 14,880
5 Slovakia 6,690
233 Portugal 6,210
23 Czech Republic 4,560
0 Lithuania 4,080
2,973 Spain 3,870
2,464 Italy 3,500
4 Latvia 3,330
3,042 France 2,810
11,222 Ireland 2,620
 ? Netherlands 2,540
4 Hungary 2,480
6,022 Germany 1,470
352 Greece 1,410
0 Romania 1,040
734 Sweden 720
? Bulgaria 520
613 Belgium 480
? Cyprus 430
2 Estonia 360
332 Denmark 290
582 Finland 160
379 Austria 160
1 Slovenia 120
21 Malta 90
85 Luxembourg 10

Unemployment in the Original Nine Member Union

The Same Figures, but just for the original EEC Countries, when there were 9 members, shows a very different total result, with:
13,720 EU nationals claiming Unemployment benefits in the UK.
23,780 UK nationals claiming Unemployment benefits in the EU.

 

British Nationals Receiving
Unemployment Benefits in
EU Member States
Country EU Nationals Receiving
Unemployment Benefits in
UK
2,464 Italy 3,500
3,042 France 2,810
11,222 Ireland 2,620
 ? Netherlands 2,540
6,022 Germany 1,470
613 Belgium 480
332 Denmark 290
85 Luxembourg 10
23,780 All 8 EU Countries 13,720
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