Live updates

Figures reveal East of England jobs defecit

Job Centre
Castle Point and Waveney have the least jobs Credit: PA

Figures released by the union UNISON have highlighted the worst areas in our region for job seekers. They say that in the East of England, there are 3 people claiming Job Seekers Allowance for every unfilled vacancy.

In Castle Point in Essex though, there are 12 people chasing every advertised job, in Waveney in Suffolk there are 6.9 unemployed people for each available position.

The Union says 37,000 public sector jobs have been lost in the region since the coalition came to power.

Advertisement

Advertisement

Today's top stories