District’s Jobseeker’s Allowance count falls


The number of people claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA) in East Lindsey has fallen according to figures published this morning (July 16).

The district council’s claimant count fell to 1,889 in June, down from 2,110 in the previous month.

It brings it to the lowest point since October 2008, when it stood at 1,813.

In June of last year the count was 2,362.

This is according to the latest data from the Office for National Statistics.

It means the proportion of people of a working age now claiming JSA in the district is now 2.4 per cent, down by 0.3 per cent from the previous month.

This compares to regional and national averages of 2.3 per cent and 2.4 per cent respectively, both of which fell by 0.2 per cent in the same time period.