The Employment Minister Chris Grayling MP says he's encouraged by the fall in unemployment in the West Midlands and hopes for a manufacturing revival in the region.
in the East Midlands he says they are now more people looking for work, but the number of people in work has not fallen as the results might suggest.
Unemployment has fallen by 11,000 in the West Midlands in the three months to May.
Latest figures from the Office for National Statistics show a total of 228,000 were unemployed in the region between March and May.
In the three months to May there were 3,000 more people out of work in the East Midlands, a rise of 1.3%.
Latest figures from the Office for National Statistics showed a total of 193,000 people out of work in the region between May and May.
The rate of unemployment is now 8.3%.
Employment Minister Chris Grayling welcomes a drop in the number of unemployed people.
The latest unemployment figures for the Midlands has shown the number of people out of work has fallen.
Unemployment in the West Midlands fell by 18,000 in the three months to April, with the overall figure dropping to 233,000.
Unemployment in the East Midlands fell by 1,000.
The Office for National Statistics showed that a total of 186,000 people were unemployed in the region between February and April.