So the number of people out of work has dropped except here in the North East.
Well there is nothing new there then.
And what hope is there of our young people finding jobs in their home towns when the Government does little to encourage business to invest here.
The cloruse of the steel works in Redcar will also do little to showcase the North East in a good light.
You only have to go down to our local shopping areas to see that we are dying town, despite the efforts of the council to revamp many of these areas.
We need some serious investment to help boost our town.