The number of households in Crawley which have no adults in employment is among the lowest in the country.
The regional Workless Households figures, published by the Office for National Statistics last week, showed that West Sussex as a whole had the fourth lowest figures.
The county was only beaten by Hampshire, Northamptonshire and Buckinghamshire.
The main reasons given for not having a job were: sickness, unemployment, early retirement, caring for family and studying.
The low figures still meant that, from January to December 2012, 4,373 households in Crawley did not have an adult in employment.
The households included 2,501 children – more than one tenth of the youngsters in the town.
A spokesman for Crawley Borough Council called the ONS figures “encouraging” and added: “It’s important to consider that ‘workless’ households don’t just include unemployed people.
“The statistics for Crawley, when compared to the national and regional statistics, are encouraging but for those who are unemployed and looking for work it understandably might not feel that way.
“The council is therefore committed to supporting people looking for employment.”
Among the support projects lined up are Crawley Jobs Fair, which will be held at the Civic Hall on Friday September 27, from 10am-3pm.
The Civic Hall will also host the StartUp Crawley exhibition on September 25, where the council will work with the Federation of Small Businesses to help people hoping to set up their own business.
The ONS figures did not impress Crawley’s Labour Group.
Cllr Chris Oxlade,borough councillor for Ifield, said: “Unemployment in West Sussex, like all counties, remains far too high.
“But it’s not just about the numbers, it’s about the terrible impact unemployment has on real lives.
“The cost of living is increasing and even those in work are struggling to make ends meet. It’s time for government to step up.”