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Fall in jobless figures welcomed by Huppert

November 15, 2012 10:53 AM

News that Cambridge's jobless figures continue to fall and more young people are finding work has been welcomed by the city's MP, Julian Huppert.

The number of unemployed people in Cambridge was 1,608 - 109 lower than the same period last year. The number of young people without work also fell in the last month.

Julian said: "I am delighted that the unemployment figures continue in the right direction. This is encouraging news and shows that businesses are growing in confidence and creating jobs. The weeks leading up to Christmas should see seasonal jobs created which will bring more prospects for those still seeking work.

"Falling youth unemployment figures are good news for our young people as well. These have been tough times for those trying to get a foothold on the job ladder and I am confident we will continue to see opportunities for school-leavers and graduates. Apprenticeships have been growing in Cambridge and I hope more and more companies will sign up to this excellent initiative.

"We have been fortunate in Cambridge to have fared better than most during this economic downturn, but that doesn't make it any easier for those people who still find themselves without work and my sympathies go out to them. These are extremely difficult times but I hope good news is just around the corner for those still searching for jobs."