The number of Leicestershire people claiming Jobseekers' Allowance fell by 105 last month. Figures released today showed the county claimant count totalled 22,462 in March compared to 22,567 the previous month. In the city, the figure increased by 98 to 12,952, while in the county it fell by 203 to 9,510. Max Boden, policy manager at Leicestershire Chamber of Commerce, said the decline highlighted an improvement in the economy. Nationally, the number of people claiming Jobseekers' Allowance last month fell by 7,000 to 1.53 million.