In numbers: Today's key unemployment data for the North East

Unemployment figures released today has seen the number of people out of work in the North East rise above 10.1%. Here's the key data

Unemployment has grown to 10.1% in the North East

While the rest of the UK celebrates a positive set of unemployment figures, the situation for the North East is not so rosy.

The region is the only part of the UK to see a rise in the unemployment rate over the past quarter - and indeed the past year.

The number of people out of work rose 5,400 in the three months to March, taking the unemployment rate back above 10%.

However, there's better new in terms of the number of people who are economically inactive, which has fallen by 34,509 over the past quarter, and by 51,230 compared to this time last year - one of the strongest performances in the UK.

The category of economically inactive includes students, the long term sick, unpaid carers and those who've taken early retirement.

Have a look through the data below to see the full picture:

Unemployment rate


Unemployed - change on quarter


Employed in the North East




Change on quarter

Economically inactive in the North East


Economically inactive


Change on quarter


Change on year

Economically inactive - change on quarter

Where are the UK's unemployed?

Where are England's unemployed?

ONS Regional Labour Market Statistics, May 2014



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