Unemployment rates down in Lincolnshire and Rutland

Job Centre plus, St John's Street, Stamford. File picture'Photo: MSMP200812-091js ENGEMN00120120820131941
Job Centre plus, St John's Street, Stamford. File picture'Photo: MSMP200812-091js ENGEMN00120120820131941

Unemployment in Stamford and Rutland is down by 31.6 per cent compared to last year as shown in the employment figures released by the Office of National Statistics on Wednesday.

The combined statistic for Stamford and Rutland shows that unemployment has fallen by 31.6 per cent, with only 532 people currently claiming Job Seekers Allowance.

The fall in unemployment is being reflected throughout the whole of Lincolnshire and Rutland thanks to an increase in local jobs and employment.

Nationally over 600,000 more people are in work than there was a year ago with vacancies at a record high.

On average over the last year 1,600 more people were in work every day, bringing the number of people in a job to a new record of 30.9 million.

June Howard of Jobcentre Plus said: “Nationally the figures are looking really positive. Locally, in Rutland and Stamford there are lots of job opportunities and we are also close to Peterborough so a lot of people can travel there for work.”

An event is being held on March 13, from 10am to 1pm at Stamford Arts Centre as part of National Enterprise Week.

The Jobcentre Plus in partnership with South Kesteven District Council, will be giving out advice to people on the day in regards to applying for jobs and improving skills such as writing CV’s and interview techniques.