Unemployment benefit claims fall in East Lindsey

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The latest official employment figures have been released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) today, showing that there are 460 fewer unemployment benefit claimants in East Lindsey than there were 12 months ago.

There are now 1705 people claiming Jobseekers’ Allowance or Universal Credit in the East Lindsey district, down from 2165 people claiming a year ago.

The latest statistics suggest that across the East Midlands region, there are 17,000 more people in employment - and 9.800 fewer people claiming unemployment benefits - than there were 12 months ago. The employment rate in the East Midlands is now at 74.4 per cent, above the rate of London’s.

The DWP’s Employment Minister, Priti Patel, said: “This is a record-breaking set of figures – and has got 2016 off to a fantastic start.

“There are now more people in work than ever before and wages are growing consistently – a credit to hardworking Brits and businesses alike.

“And in a further demonstration of the strength of the UK labour market today’s figures show a record three quarters of a million vacancies available. The East Midlands’ employment rate is now 74.4 per cent, above the rate of London’s.

“As a One Nation Government we will build on this throughout the coming year – doubling childcare for working parents and introducing the new National Living Wage – ensuring that everyone has increased financial security and the opportunity to get on and succeed in life.”

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