Unemployment rises above 10% in the North East

Unemployment has increased by 12,000 in the North East in the three months to February. The figures released by the Office for National Statistics showed a total of 131,000 local people were unemployed.

The unemployment rate in the North East was 10.1% compared with the national rate of 7.9%.

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Unemployment rises above 10%

North East unemployment has risen above 10%, with 12,000 more people becoming unemployed in the three months to February.