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Jobless figures rise in the North East

In the three months from February to April, unemployment went up by 8,000, a rise of 11.3 per cent.

Unemployment figures up in the North East

Latest unemployment figures in the North East Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

Unemployment in the North East has risen in the three months to April.

145,000 people were out of work in the region between February and April, up by 8,000. 11.3 per cent of the workforce are unemployed.

Nationally, the jobless total *dropped *by 51,000 to 2.61 million.

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