|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%|
A "relatively benign" rise in interest rates still has the potential to double the number of households facing debt problems, a think tank has said.
The IMF is lowering its forecast for US economic growth to a "disappointing" 1.7%, the second downgrade this year.
Bank of England minutes show officials are still wary over raising interest rates while the Institute of Directors believes the Bank is being too cautious.
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.