Jobseeker’s count falls in Boston for first time in 2014


The number of people claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA) in Boston has fallen for the first time this year.

The borough’s claimant count fell to 998 last month, according to figures released today (April 16) by the Office for National Statistics.

This is down from 1,081 in February and 1,029 in January. In December, it stood at 954.

It has taken the proportion of people in the borough aged between 16 and 64 claiming JSA to 2.5 per cent, down from 2.7 per cent on the previous month.

The regional average fell from 2.9 per cent to 2.7 per cent in the same time period, while the national average dropped by 3.0 per cent to 2.9 per cent.