Jobseeker’s count falls in district for first time since the summer


The number of people claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA) in East Lindsey has fallen for the first time since last summer.

The district’s claimant count fell to 2,776 last month according to figures released by the Office for National Statistics today (April 16).

This is a sharp fall on the previous month when it stood at 3,005.

The figure has been rising each month since August when in stood at 2,156.

This rise is in keeping with previous years when the district’s count peaks in the winter and declines into the summer months.

Last month’s fall has taken the proportion of people in the district aged between 16 and 64 claiming JSA to 3.5 per cent, down from 3.8 per cent on the previous month.

The regional average fell from 2.9 per cent to 2.7 per cent in the same time period, while the national average dropped by 3.0 per cent to 2.9 per cent.