Eight-year low for district’s jobseekers count

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The number of people claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA) in North Kesteven has hit an eight-year low.

This is according to data released today (December 17) by the Office for National Statistics.

The district’s count fell to 688 during November, down from 769 in the previous month.

This is the lowest the figure has been since November 2006, when it stood at 675.

In between, the count climbed as high as 1,625 (in February 2010).

The fall took the proportion of people of a working age in the district claiming JSA to 1.0 per cent, down from 1.2 per cent.

This compares to regional and national averages of 1.9 per cent and 2.0 per cent respectively, both of which fell by 0.1 per cent last month.