Unemployment Up By 7,000 In The North East

New figures show unemployment's up in the North East by 7,000 in the quarter to June.

According to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), a total of 103,000 people were unemployed in the region between April and June.

The region's unemployment rate was 8.1% and saw an increase of 7.3% during the period.

Nationwide, unemployment increased for the second month in a row, reaching 1.85 million.

The jobless total went up by 25,000 in the quarter, the first time there have been two consecutive rises for two years.
 

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