Jobs Minister in Newcastle as unemployment falls

The government's Employment Minister Esther McVey visits Newcastle as latest figures show employment in the North East fell to 9.3% over the three months to February 2014.

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Unemployment in North East drops by 10,000

A total of 124,000 people were unemployed in the North East Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

Unemployment in the North East fell to 9.3% over the three months to February. The current jobless rate now stands at 124,000, meaning 10,000 fewer people out of work than in the previous quarter.

The North East still has the highest unemployment rate in the UK.

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