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.
The level of unemployment in the Midlands has risen between April and June according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
The latest unemployment figures show a drop in the numbers out of work.
ITV Central's Political Correspondent Alison MacKenzie analyses the Midlands job outlook following new unemployment figures.