During February 2012, the number of people unemployed and claiming benefits in Lincolnshire increased by 358 people (2%) on the previous month. In total, 16,390 people in Lincolnshire were claiming unemployment benefit during January (11% more than at the same time last year). Lincolnshire’s overall unemployment rate has increased 0.1% to 3.8%, but remains below regional and national rates of 4.0% and 4.1% respectively, both of which also increased by 0.1%.
Job announcements this month include:
- Work has started on a new Lincoln hotel which will create 50 jobs
- A fast food outlet and a new pub are being built in Gainsborough, creating 115 jobs between them
- A Lincolnshire-based charity that provides further education for learning disabled students has announced it will cut up to 350 jobs
- 40 jobs were lost from a Skegness based company when it ceased trading at the beginning of the month
- A new bar in Lincoln will create up to 12 jobs
From BBC News
The US economy added 175,000 jobs in February, figures show, but the unemployment rate rose to 6.7%.
The cross-party decision to rule out a monetary union if Scotland became independent is final, the chief secretary to the Treasury says.
Japan's government says Bitcoin is not a currency but that some transactions using the virtual unit should be taxed.
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