Date Published: 17-09-2014

Unemployment in the East of England has fallen for the fourth successive quarter, figures released today by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) indicate.

Unemployment nationwide has fallen by 0.4%, leaving the current UK unemployment rate at 6.2% (May-July), down from 6.6% on the previous quarter (Feb-Apr).

In the East of England, figures fell in line with the national average (-0.4%), leaving the overall unemployment rate for the region at 4.9%, trailing only the South East (4.4%).

Unemployment overall has continued to fall year-on-year, with the proportion of the population unemployed down 1.5% on 2013 (May-July). The East of England saw a decrease of 1.8% over the same period.