17 of Cornwall's communities are amongst the 10 percent most deprived in England according to the Index of Multiple Deprivation.
Cornwall is ranked as the second poorest region in Northern Europe.
The region has more part time, temporary and seasonal workers than the national average.
The mining industry was once a large source of income for Cornwall.
The decline of the industry meant the last tin mine in the area closed nearly 20 years ago.
Cornwall is reliant on seasonal tourism which means it has much more part time and temporary workers than the national average.
The lack of year-round work leads to lower average wages in the area.
John Hough has 20 years of hospitality experience but is currently searching for hotel work.
The lack of year-round employment means many people have been left out of pocket.
Mark Phelps is a trained gardener who is struggling to find work.
Mark says although he is determined to find employment, he is facing challenges.
21 year old Aidan Parkyn is beginning his career.
He is a qualified painter and decorator but is living in supported housing after a period of homelessness drifting from sofa to sofa.
Aidan says without transport he cannot afford to travel to jobs further from home.
Cornwall Neighbourhoods 4 Change runs a jobs club in Redruth.
At one session more than half the job seekers had been unemployed for more than 2 years.
The organisation says transport is an issue for many people.
CN4C says it is making a difference but there are still many challenges facing unemployed people in the region.