Unemployment figures down

Unemployment has fallen by 10,000 in the North East - bringing the proportion of people out of work down to just over nine percent.

Regional unemployment down by over seven percent

Official figures have revealed that unemployment in the North East fell by 10,000 in the three months to November, with a total of 119,000 people unemployed in the region between September and November.

The region's unemployment rate was 9.1% and saw a fall of 7.75% during the period.

Nationwide, a record number of people are in work after yet another fall in unemployment and a further dip in the numbers claiming jobseeker's allowance.

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