Employment rose in the North West between April and June.
The Office of National Statistics released data showing an increase for the region by 0.6% in the space of three months.
The North West is the second highest area where employment increased, with the East having a 0.1% advantage.
The region is the fifth highest in England in terms of how many people are employed, at 75.3% at the time.
The data shows figures representative of people between the ages of 16 and 64.
The Lancashire County Council (LCC) said: “For the UK, 16+ employment was estimated at 32,168,600 persons, and for the North West, 3,432,900 persons.
“These UK and North West 16+ employment numbers are the highest in the series (in 2018).”
The rate of unemployment has fallen by -0.1% during the quarter.
Unemployment sets the North West region at number four with a rate of 4.2%.
The LCC added: “The North West yearly 16+ employment rate of 59.1% (+/- 0.6%) is also statistically lower than the UK rate.”
The South West has the highest employment rate, at 81%, an increase of 0.4% since the last quarter.
They also have the lowest unemployment rate, at 2.6%.
This has fallen since the last quarter by -0.1%.
In comparison, London is ninth for the employment rate in England, at 74.6%, seeing no change in the employment rate since the last quarter.
The capital city also has the second highest rate of unemployment, at 4.5% and no change since the last quarter for the rate.
Job Centre Plus Lancashire have been contacted for comment.