The House of Commons Library, and Office for National Statistics have released the latest unemployment figures for North Durham.

The number of people claiming unemployment benefits in July was 2,779. This represents a rate of 7.1% of the economically active population aged 16 to 64, the 171st highest of the 650 UK constituencies.

The number of claimants is 361 higher than the same point last year, and is 64 higher than last month.