The number of people out of work in the East has fallen dramatically according to the latest official figures.
The Office for National Statistics found unemployment dropped by 23 thousand between July and September, to around 180,000. In the East Midlands, including Northamptonshire, unemployment dropped by about 15,000, to approximately 166,000.
Esther McVey MP, Employment Minister, is pleased with the figures.
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Thundery rain or showers will clear overnight to leave sunny spells on Sunday.
Northampton Saints Director of Rugby Jim Mallinder labelled George North as a 'world-class' talent following their win over Exeter Chiefs.
A mostly dry morning, with some brighter spells. Outbreaks of rain will then spread in from the west during the afternoon, heavy at times.