Unemployment in the North West dropped by 26,000 in the three months to September, official figures have revealed.
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said that a total of 293,000 people were unemployed in the region between July and September.
More top news
Stormy mixed week across the NW. More weather warnings for the start of the new week
Windy this week at times with heavy rain and turning much colder. Frost expected Wednesday and Thursday nights
Storm Clodagh is causing damage right across Greater Manchester with gusts of wind up to 75mph