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.


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.