Small fall in Boston’s jobseeker count

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The number of people claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA) in Boston fell slightly last month, figures released today (Wednesday, January 21) show.

The borough’s claimant count dropped from 746 to 736 in December, according to Nomis, which each month publishes JSA totals based on data from the Office for National Statistics.

This is the lowest figure since April 2008 when it stood at 713.

The drop was not enough to change the proportion of people of a working age claiming JSA in the borough, which stayed at 1.8 per cent.

The regional and national averages both fell by 0.1 per cent in the same time period to 1.8 and 1.9 per cent respectively.