Drop in number of people claiming unemployment benefit in Northampton

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The number of people claiming Job Seekers Allowance in Northampton has dropped year on year, according to the latest statistics.

The figures, announced by the Office for National Statistics this morning, show the total number of job seekers is 4,411, compared to 5,952 at the same time last year.

Northamptonshire, as a whole, had 11,177 claiming JSA, compared to 16,190 last year.