|Claimant rates||Highest Ward rate in district||% change in unemployment since February 2011|
|February 11||February 12||Ward||Rate||Ward||Change|
|England and Wales||3.7%||4.1%|
|North Kesteven||2.1%||2.4%||Sleaford Westholme||6.1%||Sleaford Westholme||2.0%|
|South Holland||3.2%||3.4%||Spalding St Paul's||5.6%||Sutton Bridge||0.9%|
|West Lindsey||3.4%||4.1%||Gainsborough SW||12.7%||Gainsborough SW||2.0%|
British banks may have to hold more funds to guard against the risk of a future economic downturn
Russia's central bank raises interest rates to 9.5% from 8%, a much bigger rise than expected, as it seeks to combat inflation.
Japan's central bank, the Bank of Japan, surprises markets by announcing an expansion of its monetary stimulus policy.
This briefing provides an up to date national, regional and local overview of how businesses are faring.
Part of the Drivers for Change series. The economic assessment for Lincolnshire aims to provide a clear understanding of the county’s economy – including the current position and how it may change in the future.