Carlisle saw the largest rise of people out of work in Cumbria, new figures reveal.

The county recorded 6,535 people claiming Jobseeker's Allowance and out of work Universal Credit – a rise of 90 from last month.

The largest rise, of 60, was in Carlisle as the Universal Credit rollout continues.

The claimant count was lower in Eden, unchanged in South Lakeland but also rose in Allerdale, Barrow and Copeland.

There were 15,558 people on Universal Credit in Cumbria in July, a rise of 557 from the previous month, two thirds of these were not in employment with a third in employment.

Nationally, the number of people in employment rose by 115,000 to 32.81 million in the three months to June, reaching a new high for people in work, the Office for National Statistics said.

However, unemployment also significantly increased, as fewer people were considered economically inactive.

The UK's level of unemployment rose 31,000 to 1.33 million for the quarter, as the rate of unemployment increased to 3.9 per cent.

The rise in unemployment was the biggest the UK has seen since 2017.

Both unemployment and employment rose, as the number of people aged between 16 and 64 considered economically active continued to slide, falling by 47,000 to 8.56 million for the period.

Matt Hughes, deputy head of labour market statistics for the ONS, said: "Employment continues to increase, with three-quarters of this year's growth being due to more women working.

"However, the number of vacancies has been falling for six months, with fewer now than there were this time last year."