Jobless figures stay the same

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UNEMPLOYMENT figures have stagnated with only a one per cent difference year-on-year for South Holland.

A total of 1,396 people claimed Job Seekers Allowance in the district last month – up by 14 compared to 2010.

Nationally, unemployment is up nine per cent compared to last year, with 1,366,328 people making the claim in England and Wales.

House prices are also up slightly in South Holland. The average house price is £140,017, according to the Land Registry of England and Wales.

This shows an 1.8 per cent increase compared to the last quarter.

Average prices include £170,333 for a detached home, £108,744 for a semi-detached, and £96,631 for a terrace property. Flats are averaging £76,150.

South Kesteven tops property prices in Lincolnshire, with the average price of a home now £171,853.