Huppert welcomes city's falling unemployment

November 18, 2010 10:09 AM

Julian at WestminsterFalling unemployment in Cambridge has been welcomed by MP Julian Huppert.

Figures from the Office of National Statistics show that last month there were 1,643 unemployed people - just three per cent of the working population.

The figure represents a drop of 295 compared to the same time last year and a fall of 16 on the figures for September 2010.

Julian said: "This is extremely good news. Unemployment is continuing to fall in Cambridge which proves that our economy is slowly starting to recover. Confidence is coming back into the market and companies are starting to recruit again.

"Cambridge and the eastern region as a whole has a wealth of established companies and entrepreneurial talent and it is strongly placed to be a key player in the recovery nationally.

"Obviously, my concerns are with those people and their families still affected by unemployment in the city. I hope that they will find greater opportunities in the near future."

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