Tyne Tees Employment

North East has highest unemployment rate in the country

Unemployment in the region grew by 1.4% from the previous 3 months. It is the biggest rise in the country.

Newcastle food bank saw demand increase by 210% during lockdown

The Trussell Trust which operates more than 1,000 food banks nationally, expects a further increase in demand this winter.

Over 200 new recruits join Northumbria Police in lockdown

The force has welcomed 52 student officers and their arrival means a total of 217 new recruits have joined since lockdown was announced on March 23.