Nationally, there are now over half-a-million more people in work than a year ago, and 100,000 more than the preceding three-month period. Additionally, youth unemployment has declined by 49,000 on the three months from June. Regionally in the North East employment is also up 19,000. This is really good news and a further indication that slowly the economy is turning around.
The full stats from the Independent ONS are here: http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/publications/re-reference-tables.html?edition=tcm%3A77-222521