Employment up in the South East

New figures released by the Office of National Statistics show that the percentage of 16-64 year olds in employment in the South East increased by 0.7% over the last quarter.

It shows that 78.9% of 16-64 year olds are now in employment in the South East.

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Unemployment falls in South

Unemployment fell by 45,000 between January and March to 2.63 million, figures from the Office of National Statistics show.