Unemployment in Lincoln rises by 6%

Around 200 more people have become unemployed in Lincoln and its surrounding villages in January according to figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Unemployment has risen by 6% in a month with 3,384 people now claiming unemployment benefits, which is almost 5% of the city’s working population.

Men are worse off in Lincoln with over 70% of the people claiming benefits in the city being male.

There are currently 16,032 people claiming unemployment benefit in Lincolnshire which is an 8% increase in January, but the unemployment percentage of the working population is only 3.7%.

Lincoln is doing better than national trends, which show UK unemployment at 2.67 million, a rate of 8.4%, the worst for 16 years.

Photo: Dominic Clark for The Lincolnite