Claimant count up, but down on 2014

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The number of people claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance in East Lindsey rose again last month, but remains significantly down year on year.

The district’s claimant count increased by 142 to 1,419 during November.

That is according to the latest monthly figures from the Office for National Statistics, released on Wednesday.

It is the second month in a row the count has increased, but the figure typically rises outside the busy summer trading months.

Compared to November 2014, the count had fallen by 523. Last month, the year-on-year fall was smaller at 386.