The latest unemployment figures show a record number of people are in work. But there is a mixed picture for the ITV Yorkshire region.
Unemployment in Yorkshire fell by 9,000 in the three months to August, official figures have revealed.
Unemployment in the Yorkshire and the Humber region has increased by 23,000 - the highest rise in the country.
A farmer from Lincolnshire says he needs migrant workers because of their reliability. Roger Welberry runs a business just outside Boston and says when he gets English workers they get a three month trial, but often they are not as punctual and hard working as their colleagues from the continent.
Figures included in this quarter's release from the Office for National Statistics show there are 112,000 Bulgarian and Romanian nationals working in Britain, but that figure could increase when restrictions are relaxed in the coming months.
Rachel Bull's grandfather moved here from Poland in World War Two. She now lives in Boston in Lincolnshire and she has some concerns about what the effect of that influx might be.
Today's unemployment figures show for the first time how many Romanian and Bulgarian nationals are working here - 112,000 across the country. Karolina Pelka is a shop worker in Boston, Lincolnshire but originally came from Poland. She says better pay and conditions attract people here.
As the latest figures show an increase in the number of people in our region without work, jobseekers in Boston, Lincolnshire have been sharing their stories of job hunting. Despite frequent criticism of migrant workers taking jobs, several said they would not be prepared to take on menial jobs.
Hull North has the 14th highest rate of unemployment among 650 UK constituencies in latest official figures.From @DianaJohnsonMP on Twitter:
The Employment Minister Mark Hoban says there are record numbers of people in work in Yorkshire and the Humber but more needs to be done to encourage job creation.
The number of people out of work in Yorkshire and north Lincolnshire rose by 1.6% in the first three months of the year, according to figures released by the Government.
Between January and the end of March the total number of people unemployed in the region went up 4000 to 250,000.
It means the current unemployment rate in the region is 9%.
Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire has one of the highest youth unemployment rates in the country. According to a Labour survey, more than 9,700 18-24-year-olds have been out of work for a year.
The figure was 9,600 in the North West, just over 9,000 in the West Midlands, and almost 7,000 in Scotland and London.
Unemployment in Yorkshire and the Humber increased by 11,000 in the three months to February, official figures have revealed.
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said that a total of 253,000 people were unemployed in the region between December and February.
The region's unemployment rate was 9.2% and saw a rise of 4.5% during the period.
Commenting on today's unemployment figures, Mark Hoban MP, the Minister of State for Work and Pensions admits there are challenges ahead but more jobs ARE being created, particularly in Hull.