Rasen-area unemployment figures back down

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THE latest unemployment figures reveal fewer people were out of work in Market Rasen in October than the previous month.

The figures show unemployment in the area has gone down by four per cent bringing the total number of people out of work to 294.

The overall unemployment rate in Market Rasen now stands at 2.5 per cent – still lower than the Lincolnshire average at 3.2 per cent and the national average at 3.8 per cent.

But the figures are not all positive as unemployment has gone up by 26 per cent compared with the same period last year when there were 61 more people in work.

The figures – released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) – measure unemployment in Market Rasen, Caistor and surrounding villages Middle Rasen, North Kelsey, Grasby, Bigby and Thorganby.

Last month the Market Rasen Mail reported how unemployment in the area had seen one of the biggest rises in the county, putting it only second to Gainsborough in terms of rising unemployment.

In other parts of the county unemployment has gone up since the previous month’s figures with Skegness seeing the biggest rise where 184 more people are out of work.