Number of jobseekers in Boston surpasses recent declines to achieve five-year low


The number of people claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA) in Boston fell slightly last month, surpassing recent declines to achieve a five-year low.

This is according to figures released this morning (January 22) by the Office for National Statistics.

The borough’s claimant count in December was 954, down by 16 on the previous month.

This is the lowest the figure has been since November 2008, when it stood at 901, and outdoes the low recorded in October last year of 956.

The drop was not enough to chance the proportion of people claiming JSA in the town, which remained at 2.4 per cent.

This compares to figures of 2.7 per cent and 2.9 per cent at the regional and national level respectively, which also went unchanged.