The number of people claiming Jobseeker's Allowance in Lincoln has fallen by 96 in the last month new figures show.
A total of 2,649 people were claiming the benefit in November 2013, or 4.1 per cent of the population, down from 2,745 the month before.
It is 528 down on this time last year.
However, last month's figures are still above the 2.9 per cent national average.
Across the county, 11,943 people are claiming the allowance, up 156 on last month.
Compared to this time last year, there are now 2,330 less people living on Jobseeker's Allowance in the county.