The South West was the region with the biggest increase in unemployment between January and March.
But the region had the lowest unemployment rate at 6.1%.
We are seeing continuing falls in the number of people claiming Jobseeker's Allowance which is positive. Whilst there has been a disappointing increase in the headline rate of unemployment, we shouldn't forget the progress we are making. We are not complacent. To win the global race we need to do all that we can to help people achieve their aspiration to look after themselves and their families."
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Four men have been jailed for a total of more than 16 years for attempting to smuggle 29 Vietnamese people into the UK.
Storms Ciara and Dennis have littered the region's beaches with plastic rubbish of all sizes and wildlife has also been also impacted.
It's looking drier this afternoon, but tomorrow and Wednesday will be cold, showery and blustery, followed by wetter, milder weather later.