Unemployment levels fall across the region

Unemployment levels fall in region Credit: PA

Unemployment has fallen across the region, new figures released today have revealed.

In the last three months, the number of people out of work fell by 9,000 to 201,000 (6.5% of the workforce) in the East of England.

The number of people unemployed in the East Midlands increased by 5,000 193,000 (8.3% of the workforce).

Overall, across both areas, the total number unemployed is 394,000, that is 4,000 fewer than the previous three months.