|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 "resilient" UK housing market recorded another increase in mortgage lending in March, according to a lenders' group.
China's economy expanded by 7.4% in the first quarter of the year, better than expected but down from 7.7% at the end of 2013.
After nearly six years of falling real wages, rises in weekly earnings have finally caught up with inflation, according to the Office for National Statistics.
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.