At more than 18 per cent, youth unemployment in the region is two-and-a-half times the national average of around 7 per cent.
Now a group of youngsters from Norfolk are tackling what they see as a Catch 22 for young people - prospective employers want candidates with experience, but young people can't get experience without a job.
With the help of Fixers - the campaign that gives young people a voice - they created their own job opportunities by starting a theatre company.
In the first of our new ITV Fixers series we meet a hoodie-wearing group from Harwich who want people to look beyond the stereotype.
ITV Anglia is screening a series of films about young people coming up with projects that help in their community. They're called Fixers.