Jobseeker’s Allowance claimant count hits six-year low


The number of people claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA) in Boston has fallen to its lowest position in six years, according to figures published this morning (July 16).

The borough’s claimant count fell to 798 in June, down from 888 in the previous month.

It brings it to the lowest point since June 2008, when it stood at 760.

In June of last year the count was 1,199.

This is according to the latest data from the Office for National Statistics.

It means the proportion of people of a working age now claiming JSA in the borough is now two per cent, down by 0.2 per cent from the previous month.

This compares to regional and national averages of 2.3 per cent and 2.4 per cent respectively, both of which also fell by 0.2 per cent in the same time period.