Out-of-work young people in the North West say they're experiencing the toughest times ever, according to a survey by the Prince's Trust
Around half say it's harder to find work now than a year ago.
Many believe starting their own business could be the answer.
Unemployment in the North West increased by 8,000 in the three months to April, official figures have revealed.
As unemployment drops nationally, it's on the rise in the North West. Are young people in our region leaving education ready for work?
Despite a national decrease, unemployment in the North West has risen by 11,000 to 329,000.
Liverpool council is spending more than two and a half million pounds trying to get young people in deprived areas into work. The service will operate around the city providing careers advice and recruitment fairs.