One in five households without work

AS many as one in five homes in Hastings have no adults with a job, according to latest figures released this week.

The town has the highest rate of unemployed homes in Sussex, with one in five households, or 12,000 properties, without any workers.

The number of jobless households across Sussex also increased by 9,000 in 2011 from just 12 months earlier, according to the data released by the Office of National Statistics.