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'Cautious optimism' over North East jobs market

A study of North East employers suggests a growing number are planning to take on staff before the end of the year.

The survey, from the employment organisation Manpower, indicates that confidence is higher in this region than anywhere else in the country.

It says the North East stands out as 'the success story' of the next three months. How far is that optimism reflected on the ground? Watch this report from Helen Ford.