The number of people claiming unemployment benefits has remained stable in the East Lindsey and Boston areas, according to the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) released today, Wednesday August 17.
Last month (July 2016), there were 1,260 claimants in East Lindsey - representing a small decrease of 1.2% compared to July 2015, when there were 1,275 claimants.
This was also a small decrease compared to the previous month’s data (June 2016) when there were 1,285 claimants in East Lindsey.
Meanwhile in Boston borough, there were 610 claimants last month - representing a small increase of 10 claimants (1.7%) compared to July 2015.
This was a small decrease compared to the previous month (June 2016), when there were 620 claimants in Boston borough.
According to the official figures, the employment rate in the UK is now at a record high of 74.5% and the unemployment rate is at its lowest level in over 10 years at 4.9%.
The Office for National Statistics added that there are a record 31.75m people now in work, up by more than 600,000 in the past year.
The Minister for Employment, Damian Hinds MP, said: “These record-breaking figures show that there are more people in work than ever before, which is great news as we build a Britain that works for everybody not just the privileged few.
“We’re in a position of strength, but we can’t be complacent which is why we’re pressing ahead with our welfare reforms like Universal Credit to ensure it always pays for people to be in work.
“The job now is to build on this success story so that everybody can benefit from the opportunities that are being created regardless of who they are or where they come from.”
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