Unemployment in the region is up by 3,000 to 98,000 between May and July.
7.5% of people in the North East over the age of 16 are currently out of work.
The North East still has the highest number of unemployed people in the country.
- Unemployment has fallen by 39,000 to 1.63 million between May and July, official figures showed.
- The number of people on the claimant count in August increased by 2,400 to 771,000, the Office for National Statistics said.
- Average earnings increased by 2.3% in the year to July, 0.2% down on the previous month.