Figures released by the Office for National Statistics this morning have shown a drop in unemployment across our region.
Unemployment has fallen by 27,000 across the North West to 239,000 - dropping to seven percent.
The latest figures span from May to July of this year.
90 jobs have been created in Carlisle after a multi-million pound investment in a food processing plant.
The Cavaghan and Gray factory in Harraby will be expanded with new processing equipment, two new production lines and a chilled storage unit by September.
An NHS careers fair is being held at Lakes College in Lillyhall to try and attract the next generation of healthcare professionals. An ageing population, younger people leaving the county and the lack of a specialist skills centre are all reasons the NHS can struggle to recruit.
The Cumbria Parternship NHS Foundation Trust has organised the event. It employs around 4000 people within the county.
A West Cumbrian firm has announced plans to expand - and is set to create a hundred jobs.
M-Sport at Dovenby near Cockermouth manufactures rally cars for the global market. It's set to build a centre of excellence for vehicle testing and evaluation.
It won't just be for motor sport, however, as the company is also targeting the general automotive industry.
Kim Inglis reports.
A West Cumbrian firm has announced major expansion plans that will see 100 new jobs created.
M-Sport at Dovenby near Cockermouth manufactures rally cars.
It is set to build a centre of excellence for vehicle testing and evaluation.
A West Cumbrian firm has announced major expansion plans that will see a hundred new jobs created.
M-Sport at Dovenby near Cockermouth manufactures rally cars for the global market and is set to build a centre of excellence for vehicle testing and evaluation.
Cumbria Constabulary are hoping to add an extra 84 officers to the force over the next year.Over the next two years the force is looking to take-on a further 72 full-time Police Officers and transfer 12 staff from other areas of the force.
A council in South West Scotland is promising to help create more than 400 new job opportunities in the next three years.
Dumfries and Galloway Council will be investing £1.5 million in new apprenticeship schemes.
The region has the lowest wage levels in the UK, and has seen a fall in the number of private sector jobs.
Russell Brown, Labor MP for Dumfries and Galloway, said a working partnership between organisations is needed.
Two events are being held in Dumfries to try to tackle the town's unemployment problems.
Local politicians and MPs will meet a range of organisations followed by an event aimed at bringing together employers and young people.
Union officials from USDAW are meeting bosses and workers at a pharmaceutical company in Cumbria later today where 40 jobs are being cut.
Phoenix Healthcare Distribution based on the Gilwilly Industrial Estate in Penrith announced the job losses last week.