Jobless benefit claims in West Norfolk have fallen to their lowest level for three years, according to new figures released this week.
The number of people who are out of work and claiming Jobseekers’ Allowance (JSA) in the borough stood at 2,432 in August, down 161 on the July figure.
The figures, which were released on Wednesday, show that the total is now at its lowest level since August 2010.
Meanwhile, projections of the total number of people in the borough who are unemployed, including non-JSA claimants, have dropped to their lowest level for four years.
Elsewhere, JSA claims in Breckland, which includes Swaffham, have fallen below 2,000 for the first time since December 2008 to 1,936.
The figure in North Norfolk, including Fakenham, fell by 67 last month to 1,194, the lowest in that district since October 2008, while the total in South Holland stands at 1,331, the lowest since January 2009.