Unemployment figures: Fewer people out of work in the East

Job Centre Credit: PA

Unemployment is down 17,000 in the East of England to 203,000 in the quarter December 2011 to February 2012.

In the East Midlands unemployment is down 1,000 to 189,000

March's unemployment figures showed the East of England was down 10,000 from February. In the quarter November 2011 to January 2012 there were 208,000 jobless people in the East of England - 6.8% of the workforce.