Linda explores the disparities between the north and south in terms of wealth and living.
Straight A's and on the verge of signing-on: the plight of the well-educated unemployed.
Benefit sanctions are aimed at shirkers, but is the system also penalising the vulnerable?
Is England's North/South divide shifting?
Social entrepreneur Colin Crooks argues that we are wrong to focus on youth unemployment.
Fi Glover reveals how job opportunities for the two generations have dramatically changed.
Allan Urry reports from the communities already hardest hit by the rise in unemployment.
John Waite examines claims that the jobcentre service is badly stretched.
Financial guru Alvin Hall helps young people plan ahead for an uncertain future.
Clare Balding walks from Ripon to Ripley remembering the men of the Jarrow Crusade.
Michael Portillo uncovers a violent precursor to the dignified 1936 Jarrow March.
Paul Morley reading from his book 'The North (and Almost Everything in It)'.
Can the government's flagship programme to help the long-term unemployed succeed?
Is the government's welfare-to-work programme simply unworkable?
Jonathan and his guests ask how governments can best help the unemployed.
Is the government's flagship Work Programme working? Gerry Northam investigates.
Paul Johnson asks why young school leavers face such difficulty finding stable jobs.