Unemployment rises in North East Lincolnshire
UNEMPLOYMENT in North East Lincolnshire increased again last month, reaching its highest figure since July last year.
A total of 6,634 people claimed Job Seekers Allowance (JSA) in February, up from 6,601 in January.
The figure represents 6.6 per cent of people aged 16-64 and compares unfavourably with the overall figures for Yorkshire and Humber (4.9 per cent) and Great Britain (3.9 per cent).
The unemployment rate for men in North East Lincolnshire was 8.7 per cent, compared to 4.4 per cent for women.
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The age group suffering the highest rate of unemployment was the 18-24 bracket, with 12.6 per cent of people in that category claiming JSA.