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Screen Shot 2016-03-16 at 15.22.18Paul Carbert, Policy Advisor, North East Chamber of Commerce said: “The figures are definitely going in the right direction but we are still lagging behind other regions in the North. However it is good news that employment is up at record level, this fact coupled with the unemployment rate reducing, are positive signs for the region. The positive trends are continuing with more people employed in the private sector, up 32,000 over the last 12 months.”