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The North East has beaten all other UK regions in creating jobs from inward investment, new figures show.

Annual statistics from the Department for International Trade (DIT) show that inward investment to the North East created 5,843 new jobs, more than any other region outside London, despite being the smallest region in the UK.

Of those jobs, the vast majority – 5,495 – were created in the North East LEP area covering Tyne and Wear, Northumberland and County Durham. 348 new jobs were created in the Tees Valley.

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