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Numbers claiming Jobseeker's Allowance in Lincoln falls in last month

By SMorris_LE  |  Posted: December 18, 2013

Numbers claiming Jobseeker's Allowance in Lincoln falls in last month
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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.

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  • Pete67  |  December 19 2013, 1:21PM

    InsideStory - - - According to BBC text this morning the Government has refused to ban 'zero hours contracts'. I wonder why, and why the Government won't admit how many people are on part time work, but unable to get more. Neither of these count as unemployed, but are usually claiming benefits because of their circumstances. Another very good case of Government hype and spin (as usual).

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  • InsideStory  |  December 18 2013, 7:34PM

    And how many of those off jobseekers are in forced labour working for profitable company's with no extra payment on their jobless allowances making it unlawful .

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  • bill2b  |  December 18 2013, 2:41PM

    7 more in December thanks to the governor of HMP Lincoln

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  • bertie64  |  December 18 2013, 10:40AM

    i would be interesting to know how many of these people have gone on the sick list off jobseakers allowance

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  • Pete67  |  December 18 2013, 10:40AM

    Just because they aren't claiming jobseekers allowance doesn't mean they have a job, and aren't living off the state. Why not just tell the truth about how many people are unemployed rather than just putting the amount claiming lob seekers allowance as it would give a much clearer picture (if they didn't also 'seasonally adjust' the figures as well.

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