|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%|
The UK government borrowed £107.7bn in the financial year to April 2014, lower than the amount it borrowed the previous year.
Portugal's chances of exiting its three year bailout programme have risen after the sale of 10 year government debt fell to a record low of 3.75%.
The Bank of England raises its estimate of economic growth in the first quarter of the year and a CBI survey indicates robust growth in the manufacturing sector.
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.