Over five people applying for each job vacancy in parts of Lincolnshire
The number of people battling for jobs in parts of Lincolnshire is higher than the regional average, it was revealed today.
Figures released by Unison show there are 4.9 people applying for each job vacancy in Lincoln.
In West Lindsey, there are 5.5 people applying for each job. In Boston its 3.3 and in East Lindsey there are four applicants for every vacancy.
The regional average for the East Midlands is 2.7.
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Unison claimed the research exposed the "damaging scale" of the jobs crisis – and the urgent need for a bold strategy for growth in the Chancellor George Osborne's budget next Wednesday, March 20.
"The scale of the ongoing jobs crisis is deeply worrying. Three long years of cuts – with more to come – and still there are not enough jobs to go around," said regional secretary Helen Black.
"The Government has got it wrong on the recession and it has sacrificed our recovery.
"As well as laying waste to our public services, cuts have a stranglehold on the private sector.
Elsewhere in Lincolnshire the picture is more promising. In South Holland there are an average of 2.4 applicants for each job, in North Kesteven it's 1.8 and South Kesteven is 1.5.