The number of people claiming job seekers allowance in West Norfolk has fallen.
Latest figures released by the Office of National Statistics has show a 10 per cent drop over a seven month period.
A total of 2,344 people were claiming the benefit in December last year.
The figures for May last year show there were 2,610 benefit claimants.
A further 400 new jobs are being created across the region by the East of England Ambulance Service.
A recruitment drive has been launched to find new student paramedics to fill frontline roles.
The new recruits will have to undergo a two-and-a- half year training programme to qualify.
Chief-executive Anthony Marsh said: “It is a great opportunity for anyone who has ever thought of becoming a paramedic and helping people in their community, sometimes in their greatest hour of need.”
For more information visit http://www.jobs.nhs.uk/