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Unemployment: North-East England

Volume 457: debated on Thursday 1 March 2007

19. To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make a statement on trends in unemployment in the north-east region. (124182)

The unemployment rate in the North-East region has declined to one of the lowest rates on record of 6.5 per cent. since 1997—declining in total by 34,000.