Unemployment up across Yorkshire and the Humber

Latest unemployment figures show that more people across the country are in work.

However, in Yorkshire and the Humber, the number of people out of work has risen by 3,000.

Unemployment figures up across the region Credit: Press Association

The rate of unemployment is among the highest in the country at 8.5%. There is a total of 238,000 people out of work across the region.

Read more about today's unemployment figures

The news comes as figures show that the number of people using food banks has more than doubled in Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire.

Read more about the rise in food bank users