Unemployment across Yorkshire and in northern Lincolnshire has fallen by 5,000 in the second quarter of the year.
The latest unemployment figures show a record number of people are in work. But there is a mixed picture for the ITV Yorkshire region.
Unemployment in Yorkshire fell by 9,000 in the three months to August, official figures have revealed.
The Employment Minister Mark Hoban says there are record numbers of people in work in Yorkshire and the Humber but more needs to be done to encourage job creation.
The number of people out of work in Yorkshire and north Lincolnshire rose by 1.6% in the first three months of the year, according to figures released by the Government.
Between January and the end of March the total number of people unemployed in the region went up 4000 to 250,000.
It means the current unemployment rate in the region is 9%.
Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire has one of the highest youth unemployment rates in the country. According to a Labour survey, more than 9,700 18-24-year-olds have been out of work for a year.
The figure was 9,600 in the North West, just over 9,000 in the West Midlands, and almost 7,000 in Scotland and London.
Unemployment in Yorkshire and the Humber increased by 11,000 in the three months to February, official figures have revealed.
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said that a total of 253,000 people were unemployed in the region between December and February.
The region's unemployment rate was 9.2% and saw a rise of 4.5% during the period.
Commenting on today's unemployment figures, Mark Hoban MP, the Minister of State for Work and Pensions admits there are challenges ahead but more jobs ARE being created, particularly in Hull.
Liam Byrne MP, Labour’s Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary, responds to today’s Labour Market Statistics. He says: “Budget day begins with a clear sign that George Osborne has failed."
Unemployment in Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire rose by 3,000 (0.1%), in the three months to January, official figures have revealed. It means the region has the second highest unemployment rate in the country with 246,000 (9%), out of work.
Unemployment in the East Midlands region, which includes Lincolnshire, fell by 7,000 (0.2%)
Unemployment has fallen in Yorkshire and the Humber in the three months to December. Two hundred and forty five thousand people in the region are now out of work - a thousand fewer than the previous quarter.
Despite this morning's news that unemployment in Yorkshire and the Humber has fallen by 0.5%, the Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary, Liam Byrne says the figures are not the sign of a 'roaring recovery'.