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Huge increase in number of people seeking Job Centre help during coronavirus lockdown

The number of people receiving support from the Job Centre is up by more than 50 per cent in Rutland and by 44 per cent in South Kesteven, according to the latest figures.

In March 958 people in Rutland were being supported by the Job Centre, which helps people apply for benefits they are entitled to, and to find work.

This number rose to 1,471 people in April, an increase of 53 per cent.

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