The total number of people unemployed in the East Midlands has dropped by 1,000 to 178,000.
The unemployment rate for the period between October and December 2012 was 7.7%.
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Sunny spells on Friday after a frosty start, with only isolated wintry showers, mainly over the hills. Cold with a brisk northerly wind.
Brisk northwesterly winds will bring scattered showers with some bright or sunny spells developing in between. A widespread frost overnight.
Arthur 'Bob' Gumbley was beaten and robbed in his own home before he died in hospital.