Rise in district’s Jobseeker’s Allowance count


The number of people claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance in East Lindsey has risen, figures released today (Wednesday, November 12) reveal.

The district’s count climbed by 122 during October to 1,663, according to the data from the Office for National Statistics.

It is the first rise in the figure since February when it stood at 3,005.

The count typically begins to climb at the end of the summer, peaking in the winter months, but compared to previous years 2014’s figure is far lower.

In October 2013, the district’s count stood at 2,260, and in October 2012 it was 2,652.

The rise brings the proportion of people of a working age claiming JSA in the district to 2.1 per cent, up by 0.1 per cent.

The regional and national averages fell by 0.1 per cent to 2.0 per cent and 2.1 per cent respectively in the same time period.