A further drop in unemployment in the Berwick constituency has been welcomed by local MP Sir Alan Beith.
The number of unemployed claimants in September was 1,075, a rate of 3%. The number of claimants was 81 lower than in August.
The Liberal Democrat MP said: “Since the Coalition Government took over the mess Labour had made of the economy, we’ve been able to provide stability and seen over one million jobs, and 1.2 million apprenticeships, created across the country.
“The latest figures show that in the Berwick constituency, unemployment is continuing to fall. The main aim must be to continue to help employers provide work, and the Government is helping through initiatives such as the £2000 cut in employers’ national insurance from April 2014 which makes it cost less to employ someone.”
North East unemployment stands at 133,000 or 10.3% – a fall of 2,000 over the quarter but rise of 4,000 over the year. This compares to a rate of 7.7% nationally.