Unemployment rises in North East Lincolnshire
THE number of people claiming Jobseeker's Allowance (JSA) in North East Lincolnshire has risen in the last month – bucking the national trend.
Since last month, the number of people claiming the benefit has risen from 6,298 to 6,601, according to figures released today by the Department of Work and Pensions.
The number of young people who are out of work has also risen, with 1,815 18 to 24-year-olds now unemployed, compared to 1,765 last month.
Nationally, long-term unemployment has fallen by 15,000 this quarter – it's lowest level for nearly a year.
Overall unemployment has also fallen by 14,000 to 2.5 million with the number of people in employment rising by 154,000 to 29.7 million.