Graduates in the north-east of the UK can take
comfort from the fact that employment levels have reached a record
high in the region.
According to the latest figures, the number of people who are
working has risen by 49,000 in the last year with 72 per cent of
the working population now earning money.
The data was released by the Office for National Statistics and
showed that only Scotland had a higher quarterly rise.
Graduates from the region who are considering jobs in banking
and finance sales or even IT sales
look set for success, particularly if they look for potential
Mike Parker, spokesman for the north-east chamber of commerce,
said: "It is time to put to bed once and for all any suggestion
that the north-east is not a prosperous region.
"Practically every round of statistics over the last year has shown
what a phenomenal growth story is occurring.
"We should all be tremendously proud and celebrate the fact that
industry is leading this resurgence."
A separate report said this week that the area is developing at an
encouraging rate, with house prices in the south increasing by 132
per cent in four years.
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