Norfolk Norfolk's Economy at a Glance Due to its peripheral/coastal location and the limited connectivity of the transport network to other regional cities, Norfolk is probably the most self-contained labour market in the region. It contains multiple diverse economies in rural, coastal and urban environments. Despite being a rural county, more than half of all jobs are located in urban areas. The structure of the economy is weighted to smaller businesses, but the highest proportion of businesses employing 250+ workers are in Norwich City. From April 2012 to March 2013, Norfolk's unemployment rate was 5.5 percent compared to the national rate of 7.8 percent. Top Jobs in Norfolk Primary business sectors in the area include agriculture; the public sector, including public administration, defence, education and health; tourism, which is vital across the whole of Norfolk; Creative industries, including self-employed and freelance workers; retail, which employs 12.7 percent of the workforce compared to the national average of 10.2 percent; engineering; manufacturing; business and professional services; health and life sciences; construction; and finance and insurance. How to Get Hired If you don't have a personal introduction to the hiring manager, a well-crafted CV is the next best thing. You'll want to make sure your CV represents you qualifications, education and skills, and a well written CV will also mirror the job requirements listed by the employer. For industry- or job-specific examples for inspiration, go to LiveCareer's large database of CV samples.