Jobless down by over a quarter

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Unemployment continues its downward trend, according to government figures.

In February, the constituency of Gainsborough recorded 1,381 claiming Jobseekers Allowance, 502 lower than a year ago and down 76 on January.

The district of West Lindsey reported 1,353 jobless, down 72 on the month. Overall, the East Midlands has an unemployment rate of 5%, which is 0.6% down on the month and 2% lower than a year ago. The regional 65,000 drop over the year gave the region some of the lowest totals in Britain.

Gainsborough MP Sir Edward Leigh said since the Conservatives took office in 2010, the number of JSA claimants in his constituency has dropped 26.93%.

“With 30.9 million people in work nationwide, Britain now has the highest employment rate in the history of the country. The overwhelming majority of these jobs are full-time, and wages are rising faster than prices, too. We are creating a jobs-led recovery so that the economy benefits all people across Britain,” he said.