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.

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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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