BREAKING: Unemployment in Louth & Horncastle drops by 30 per cent

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The latest employment figures have been released by the Office for National Statistics today (June 17), which shows a 30 per cent drop in unemployment benefit claimants in the Louth and Horncastle constituency since this time last year.

The figures, which relate to Jobseekers’ Allowance (JSA) and Universal Credit, show that there are now 804 claimants in the constituency, a reduction of 30 per cent from this time last year.

At the Louth Jobcentre Plus (JCP), there has been a 27.2 per cent drop in the number of claimants (from 478 down to 348) since this time last year.

Over 50 per cent of claimants at the Louth JCP find work within eight weeks of their first claim, with over 75 per cent of claimants finding work within 13 weeks.

Claimants at the Louth JCP include those living in Louth and the surrounding area, including some people from the Horncastle area.

Louth JCP’s Senior Operations Leader, Becky Newborough, said: “I am really pleased with the latest figures for our area.

“It shows there are more people in employment, less poverty, and the support we are giving to people is working,

“We work closely with local employers and providers in order to have a joined up approach, and we aim to be a ‘one stop shop’ for people who are looking for work.”

• If you are looking for employment, visit www.gov.uk or visit your local Jobcentre for advice and support.