Leicestershire's dole queue shrinks
The number of people out of work and claiming Jobseekers' Allowance in Leicestershire fell by 303 last month, according to figures released today.
The claimant count now stands at 23,146 after the city saw a drop of 18 to 13,045 between April and May, while the county figure declined by 285 to 10,101. It is the second month in a row the claimant count has fallen.
Nationally, the claimant count increased by 8,100 to 1.6 million over the same period.
Max Boden, policy manager at Leicestershire Chamber of Commerce, said: "This is a sign things are improving in the county economy."