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Between December and February unemployment increased in the North East increased by 1000 to 104,000.
Nationally unemployment has increased for the first time in almost a year, while the number of women in work has fallen by 40,000, new figures have revealed.
The jobless total jumped by 21,000 between December and February to 1.7 million - the first rise since last summer.
Unemployment in the North East has fallen by 11,000, official figures have revealed.
According to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), 100,000 people were unemployed in the region between December and February.
The unemployment rate for the North East remains the highest in the UK, at 7.7%
The number of people unemployed in the North East has risen by 1,000 to 132,000 in the period between May and July.
The region remains top of the unemployment league with almost one in 10 out of work.
Nationally, unemployment fell by 146,000 to 2.2million.
The unemployment rate in the North East has fallen to 9.4%, with 126,000 people now out of work.
The figures for April to June reveal a drop of 10,000 people, but the region still has the highest rate of unemployment in the country.
Steve McCall, from Job Centre Plus in Newcastle, says it works with employers and job-seekers to find employment for everyone who comes through the door. It comes on the day that North East unemployment figures have risen once more.
Penny Scott has been unemployed for nearly a year. Currently on a painting and decorating course to boost her experience, she says the job market in the North East is tough. We spoke to her on the day the unemployment figures showed an increase in the number of people out of work in our region:
Unemployment in the North East has increased by 5,000 in the quarter to May, official figures have revealed.
A total of 129,000 people were unemployed in the region between March and May, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS). The region's unemployment rate was 9.6% and saw a rise of 4.0% during the period.
Nationally, employment rose by a record 345,000 in the three months to April. But that does not reflect the North East's situation. Unemployment rose in the region.
"Britain is bouncing back."
"As we build a stronger economy, businesses up and down the country are feeling increasingly confident."
Unemployment in the North East has increased by 6,000 in the quarter to April. According to the Office for National Statistics, 131,000 people were unemployed in the region between February and April. The unemployment rate was 9.8% and saw a rise of 4.8% during the period.
Nationally, employment rose by a record 345,000 in the three months to April.
The number of people in work stood at 30.54 million, after a rise which was the highest since records began in 1971.