Number on unemployment benefit in north Northamptonshire falls

Job Centre in Kettering
Job Centre in Kettering

The number of out-of-work claimants in north Northamptonshire again fell slightly last month.

A total of 5,490 people claimed jobseeker’s allowance (JSA) across Corby, Kettering, Wellingborough and East Northants in April.

That number is 78 lower than the March figure and 2,841 lower than April 2013.

The latest figures were released by the Office for National Statistics this morning (Wednesday, March 14).

They show that the proportion of JSA claimants stood at 3.5 per cent in Corby, 3.1 per cent in Wellingborough, 2.7 per cent in Kettering and 1.8 per cent in East Northants.