Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Cambridge MP Julian Huppert Welcomes Fall In Unemployment Figures

Cambridge MP Julian Huppert

MP Julian Huppert has welcomed the news that unemployment in Cambridge continues to fall.

The number of people claiming Jobseeker's Allowance in March was 1,600 – 158 lower than the same period last year and 18 lower than in February this year.

Julian said: “It’s good news that more jobs are becoming available and people are finding work. The job market is still tough but these figures show that confidence among employers is continuing to grow and new jobs are being created.

“Clearly, it is still extremely difficult for those families surviving against a backdrop of unemployment and my concerns are with them; but hopefully these figures will bring hope and optimism for a brighter future.

“We have been fortunate in Cambridge that most of our businesses have been able to cope with this economic downturn but it has been very tough for many. However, Cambridge has the lowest unemployment of any UK city, and I hope that continues.”