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16 October 2013, 10:02
Unemployment in the North East's dropped by 2,000 between June and August, according to new statistics out this morning
133,000 people are without a job in the region.
That figure is an increase of 4,000 compared to this time last year.
Nationally unemployment's down by 18,000 to 2.49 million
It means the number of people in work has reached an all-time record high of almost 30 million.
Average earnings also increased by 0-point-7 per cent in the year to August - 0-point-5 down on the previous month.