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Unemployment has dropped by 0.6% in the North East between September and November, The figure is now 87,000.
Nationally, unemployment in the UK has fallen by 52,000 to 1.6 million in November, according to official figures - the lowest number since 2006.
The UK now has one of the lowest jobless rates in Europe at 4.8%. However, the number of people in work also fell from 9,000 to 31.8 million.
Meanwhile, average earnings increased by 2.8% in the year to November, a 0.2% up on the previous month.
Mild and mostly cloudy, with light winds throughout and some light rain or drizzle over western hills.
Brighter spells are likely to develop in the east at times.
Maximum Temperature 10 °C.
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Another cloudy and mild day with mist and hill fog.
There are likely to be occasional outbreaks of light rain or drizzle throughout today, but with winds remaining light.
Maximum Temperature 11 °C.
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