Whether there will be more new jobs this year may come down to whether more of us are able to spend more of the money we have.
We may not be spending our money on the high street, but as workers at Nissan will tell you, we still seem to have a love for new cars.
This week we're recuiting new members to our Business Club.
Ben Chapman has been to meet a man who discovered a passion for selling new cars thirty years ago.
Watch his full report below.
More top news
Paul Brand meets more parliamentary candidates in our last political programme before the General Election. Watch it here:
A look ahead at the forecast for the Tyne Tees region.
A report from the Royal Society for Public Health ranks Middlesbrough 2nd in its list of the towns with the least healthy high streets.