Under Universal Credit a broader span of claimants are required to look for work than under Jobseeker’s Allowance. As Universal Credit Full Service is rolled out in particular areas, the number of people recorded as being on the Claimant Count is therefore likely to rise, as has been seen since December. In July 2019, Wiltshire’s claimant count was 4,685 individuals claiming (1.6%). This is slightly lower than the national average of 2.8% and in line with its statistical neighbour’s percentage of 1.6%. Wiltshire ranks joint 17 out 152 counties. This data was sourced from NOMIS August 2019.