Unemployment Up By 7,000 In The North East

12 August 2015, 11:29

unemployment up in the UK

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.