UK unemployment: When finding a job becomes a job
23 January 2013 Last updated at 14:23 GMT
The UK unemployment total has fallen to its lowest level for 18 months while the number of people in work has reached another record high.
The jobless total fell by 37,000 between September and November to 2.49 million, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said.
The BBC's Fiona Trott joins Mike and Hayley from Middlesbrough on their search for work.