Slight rise in JSA claimant level

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Government figures show unemployment has risen again in the north of the county.

Between February and March, he percentage of people claiming jobseeker’s allowance rose from 3.9 to 4.0 per cent in Kettering and from 5.4 to 5.5 per cent in Corby.

In Wellingborough, the rate remained unchanged at 4.7 per cent – although the total went up slightly – while in East Northamptonshire it fell from 2.9 to 2.8 per cent.

Across the region, an additional 58 people claimed JSA.