Unemployment has risen in the region by almost 10% - bucking the national trend which has seen an overall fall of 65,000 in unemployment. This means an extra 13,000 people are now out of work in the Yorkshire and the Humber region.
New figures show that a total of 262,000 people were unemployed in the region between March and May. There has also been an increase of 3,000 in the East Midlands which includes Lincolnshire North Nottinghamshire and North Derbyshire.
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