There was good news on the jobs front today with unemployment in our region falling once again. New figures reveal the south west is one of the best places in the country to find work, second only to the South East.
But concern still surrounds the struggles facing young people - especially those without qualifications or training. Richard Payne reports.
Latest unemployment numbers for the South West released by the Office for National Statistics show the second biggest drop in the country. The Employment Minister, Esther McVey says it's good news for young people in the West:-
Students about to graduate in the South West say they're confident about their chances of getting a job. It comes after the South West had the biggest fall in unemployment in the country last month. New job figures are expected to be announced later today.
It's thought an increase in work based learning will give new graduates a better chance of getting employment.
William Richardson, a graphic design student, is excited for the challenges ahead:-
Wiltshire Police is holding a second recruitment drive this year. When they held one in January 300,000 people logged on to the computerised entry form within two hours - so they shut the operation down.
This time the force has reassured wannabe officers that the application process will be open for ten days.
But why is the force doing this so soon after the last one?
Our Wiltshire reporter Robert Murphy has the story.