District’s jobseeker count climbs, but down year-on-year

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The number of people claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA) in East Lindsey rose last month in line with seasonal trends, figures released today (Wednesday, January 21) show.

The district’s claimant count increased from 1,942 to 2,165 in December, according to the Office for National Statistics.

The figure typically climbs through autumn and winter before falling during the spring and summer, an indication of the area’s reliance on seasonal trade.

Despite the rise, last month’s count stands far below where it was in December 2013 at 2,903.

The rise took the proportion of people of a working age in East Lindsey from 2.5 per cent to 2.8 per cent.

The regional and national averages both fell by 0.1 per cent in the same time period to 1.8 and 1.9 per cent respectively.