… The number of people in our district claiming Job Seekers Allowance has fallen a little
in the past 12 months:
In August 2012 there were 1139 claimants (2.2 % of working age population.
This August there were only 952 claimants (1.9% 0f working population).
By comparison, the figure for the East of England is 2.6% (down from 3.0%) and the figure for Great Britain is 3.3 % (down from 3.8%)