Unemployment falls in North East, but is still highest in the country

The latest unemployment figures suggest that with the number of unemployed in the North East falling to 125,000 during the last three months of 2012, 2000 more people are now employed in jobs.

However, the region still has the highest figure of unemployment in the country, and this is a concern that Iain Duncan Smith, the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, continues to recognise.

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North East unemployment

It has been revealed that the number of people unemployed in the North East fell in the final three months of 2012.