National unemployment rate down

National figures show drop in unemployment and numbers claiming jobseeker's allowance as well as a record 30.3 million people in work.

Unemployment fell by 77,000 in the three months to February to 2.24 million, a jobless rate of just under 7%, the lowest for five years.

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Jobs Minister in Newcastle as unemployment falls

The government's Employment Minister Esther McVey visits Newcastle as latest figures show employment in the North East fell to 9.3% over the three months to February 2014.