Unemployment at two-year high

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UNEMPLOYMENT in the district has reached a two year high, Government figures released this week show.

The Office for National Statistics figures show unemployment in South Kesteven is at its highest level since April 2010.

A total of 2,402 people were claiming Job Seekers Allowance in February, the latest figures show - a rise of almost 15 per cent.

However, unemployment in South Kesteven is at only 2.9 per cent while the East Midlands total is four per cent.