Unemployment up slightly in North East Lincolnshire

By Grimsby Telegraph | Posted: 16 Mar 2017

There were 3,505 people claiming out-of-work benefits in North East Lincolnshire in February - 3.6 per cent of ther population.

The figure was slightly up from January's figure of 3,420.

The figures broken down were 2,275 men and 1,230 women.

Of those claiming out-of-work benefits, 2,200 were claiming jobseeker's allowance - 2.3 per cent of the population.

Nationally, unemployment fell by 31,000 to 1.58 million in the three months to January, official figures showed.

The claimant count fell by 11,300 last month to 734,700, said the Office for National Statistics.

Average earnings increased by 2.2% in the year to January, down by 0.4% on the previous month.

The number of people on zero-hours contracts in their main job increased by 101,000 to 905,000 in the quarter to December, compared with the previous year.

North Lincolnshire employer and partnership manager - Department for Work and Pensions, Anne Brewster said: "We had a really successful apprenticeship week last week with various events going on around the town. Young people were offered mock interviews and advice about apprenticeships at Grimsby JCP.

"Our Schools Adviser who provides labour market advice to schools has been very busy helping out in schools and teaching young people about the world of work and their local labour market."

In Construction she said there were a number of opportunities around the town, particularly Cyden homes at the site in New Waltham, who are looking for experienced trades people including bricklayers.

And at Papas fish and chips, "JCP supporting with their recruitment which is going extremely well. Applications on line through their website – 100 jobs, mainly customer service due to open end of March."

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