Unemployment in the East of England fell by 35,000 between August and October, according to the latest official figures.
The Office for National Statistics found 170,000 people were out of work in the region during the period.
Nationally, the jobless total fell by 99,000, the biggest cut in more a decade, to 2.39 million.
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Icy stretches will form tonight as temperatures drop and wintry showers develop later.
A woman has been banned from keeping all animals for three years after admitting neglecting her cat and four kittens - two of whom died.
With the cold weather expected to last for at least the next five days, the Met Office has issued various snow and ice warnings.