The number of people out of work in Yorkshire and Humber has fallen.
Figures show there were 241,000 people unemployed in the region between September and November – down 12,000 from the previous quarter.
But the region’s jobless total remains the third highest in Britain.
The figures published by the Office of National Statistics show 8.8 per cent of working age population in Yorkshire and the Humber are unemployed.
Statistics show that a record number of people are in work after another fall in unemployment and a further dip in the numbers claiming jobseeker’s allowance.
Almost 30 million adults across the country were in a job in the quarter to last November, up by more than half a million on the previous year.
Minister for employment, Mark Hoban, said: “These are very positive figures showing employment rising for 15 months and despite difficult economic circumstances unemployment is lower than when this government took office.
“It’s good to see long-term unemployment falling and the number of young people claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance dropping again, while the increase in vacancies shows there are jobs out there.
“But we are not complacent, and will continue making sure we give jobseekers the support and training they need to achieve their goal of returning to work.”
Unemployment across the country fell by 37,000 in the latest quarter to just under 2.5 million, the lowest since spring 2011.
The number of people classed as economically inactive, including those looking after a relative or who have given up looking for a job, fell by 13,000 to just over nine million.
Liam Byrne, shadow work and pensions secretary, said: “Today’s headline fall in unemployment is welcome news, but today’s figures show no roaring recovery, they show very shaky foundations.
“Half of the country saw yet another rise in unemployment, nearly half a million people have been on the dole for more than a year, and youth unemployment rose.
“Worse, there are now more people on the dole long term than at any time since October 1997, there are more signing on for over two years than at any time since the 90s, and there are now more people in temporary jobs than at any time since July 2001.”