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City's improved job market welcomed by Huppert

December 12, 2012 12:37 PM

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

Figures just released show that there were 1,573 people out of work last month - 81 fewer than the same period last year - and just 2.8 per cent of the working population. Among the 18 to 24-year-old job seekers 395 were still looking for a job last month compared with 435 in the same period last year.

Julian said: "I am delighted that we continue to see an overall improvement in the city's job market and that our young people are managing to find work. This is very encouraging.

"For those still looking for work, the run-up to Christmas with its extra expense can be an extremely difficult and challenging time. My thoughts are with those families in the hope that the coming weeks and months will bring better news. The fact that the job market is moving shows that confidence is slowly returning among employers and this can only be good news for the future."