Jobless total falls in the Deepings area and Bourne by 165

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Bourne and the Deepings has followed South Holland in seeing a fall in unemployment greater than the county average.

Between March and April this year, 165 fewer people were claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance or Universal Credit in South Kesteven compared to the same period in 2015.

There are now 985 people registered as jobless, 14 per cent less than for the same period last year.

This compares with an average 9.1 per cent fall in those registered unemployed across Lincoolnshire over the same period.

Meanwhile, the number of 18 to 24-year-olds claimants in South Kesteven, which includes Bourne and the Deepings went down by 45 between March and April 2015 and 2016, a fall of 17 per cent.

South Holland also saw a 14 per cent fall in the number of registered unemployed over the same period, while Boston had 10 per cent fewer claimants in March and April 2016, compared to 2015.