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Unemployment figures announced

Unemployment in Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire has decreased by 16,000 in the quarter to May, official figures have revealed.

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Union says some cities left behind recovery

Hull, Bradford and Rotherham have missed out on the recovery seen in some cities through recent unemployment figures, according to the GMB union.

GMB say wages are lower than 2007 Credit: Press Association

They claim that gross domestic product (GDP) levels are 5.7 percent below those of 2007 and that average earnings are down 13.8 percent in the same period.

Read: Unemployment figures for Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

The GMB says Hull's employment rate is 11.6 per cent below the national average, while Bradford's is 7.4 per cent lower and Rotherham's is 6.6 per cent lower.

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