Boston’s Jobseeker’s Allowance count falls to lowest since 2008

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The number of people claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA) in Boston fell last month to its lowest position since November 2008.

The borough’s claimant count fell to 936 in April, down from 998 in the previous month.

Twelve months ago the figure was 1,278, while 48 months ago it was higher still at 1,336.

It is the lowest count since November 2008 when it stood at 901.

The drop took the proportion of people claiming JSA in Boston of working age to 2.3 per cent, down from 2.5 per cent in March.

The regional average fell by 0.1 per cent to 2.6 per cent, while the national average dropped by 0.2 per cent to 2.7 per cent in the same time period.