Rise in number of youths in work in Northumberland

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Youth-unemployment figures in Northumberland have dropped by 26 per cent, compared to this time last year, Jobcentre Plus announced today.

On top of this, there are currently 5,423 people across the county claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance; a drop of 23 per cent.

Across the North East, there are 17,000 more people in employment compared to the same time last year and unemployment rates dropped by 2.3 per cent.

Pam Calvert, district communications manager for Jobcentre Plus, described the figures as positive and optimistic.