Unemployment in Mablethorpe sees slight rise

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THE number of people unemployed in Mablethorpe has risen by two per cent in one month, according to new figures released by the Office for National Statistics.

The figures show that in August in Mablethorpe there were 311 unemployed people claiming benefits, compared to 305 in July and 284 at the same time last year.

In Louth there were 668 unemployed people claiming benefits in August, compared to 635 in July and 655 at the same time last year.

The place with the highest unemployment figure for August was Lincoln with 4,223 followed by Boston with 1,482 and Spalding and Holbeach with 1,396.

In Lincolnshire as a whole 13,533 people were claiming unemployment benefit in August, 239 more than in July.

A large proportion, 43 per cent, of new claimants came from the 16 to 24 age group.

The county’s overall unemployment rate is at least 0.5 per cent below national and regional rates. Overall 2.57 million people are unemployed in the UK which equates to 8.1 per cent of the eligible population.

What can be done to help people into jobs? Are you worried about the future or is Lincolnshire in a better position than other areas of the country? Email your views to chloe.west@jpress.co.uk .