Slowdown in the fall of the jobless rate
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Unemployment in Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire fell again in the last month, though the overall regional figure for the last three months rose slightly, new figures have revealed.
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) showed that a total of 155,000 people were unemployed in the region between August and October up about 1,000. However, in three counties the figure fell since October to just below 20,000.
Paul Gisbey, senior operations leader at JobCentre Plus in Easdt Anglia, said: 'The unemployment figures are down again. We have about 1,000 less people unemployed this month compared to October.
'Retail, hospitality, and the care sector are very strong. Road haulage and transport is doing very well.
Nationally,there was a cut of 63,000 in the jobless total to 1.96 million between August and October - the smallest quarterly fall for a year.