|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 US central bank, the Federal Reserve, keeps its key interest rate on hold but indicates it is more positive on the US economy.
The number of people being declared insolvent falls to its lowest level for nearly a decade, figures from the Insolvency Service show.
UK economic growth accelerated to 0.7% in the second quarter of the year, helped by a big jump in oil and gas production.
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.