Public sector

NE sees 'largest loss' of public sector jobs

Stephanie Finnon

BBC Newcastle

The North East has seen the biggest percentage cut to public sector jobs of all of England’s regions, according to new figures.

The research was carried out by the think-tank, the Institute for Public Policy Research North.

It says there are 72,000 fewer public-sector workers in the region than a decade ago - a fall of 24%.

That compares to 9% in London, which saw the lowest drop.