Richard banks worked as an IT service delivery manager for an outsourcing company until November when he lost his job.
Despite recent improvements in unemployment figures at the national scale, Richard has been in touch with around 20 job agencies since August and has found no work.
With mounting bills and a family to support, he told ITV News he feels as though he is "on the edge of the abyss waiting to fall off".
Business leaders at the World Economic Forum cautioned against complacency amid optimism that the eurozone is emerging from its crisis.
The Chancellor blames GDP figures on the crisis he inherited, and troubles abroad. As criticism mounts, his position becomes more difficult.
Unusually frank words for the government from one of the City's top economists on today's dismal GDP figures.