On PM this week, we've heard from a range of different people who all face the same problem: they're unemployed.
We've also heard from a number of not for profit organisations that are there to help people in the same situation - here's where to find them:
The Age and Employment Network
The Age and Employment Network (TAEN) works to promote an effective labour market that serves the needs of people in mid and later life, employers and the economy.
Tomorrow's People change the lives of some of society's most excluded and marginalised people through work. We connect jobseekers, employers and government programmes in order to make sure local labour markets work efficiently.
Next Step is a publicly funded service, helping adults get the advice they need for future skills, careers, work and life choices.
The Prince's Trust
The Prince's Trust work with 13 to 30-year-olds who have struggled at school, have been in care, are long-term unemployed or have been in trouble with the law. They give practical and financial support, developing key workplace skills such as confidence and motivation