Huppert welcomes fall in city’s jobless
December 15, 2011
News that Cambridge has defied the national trend in rising unemployment and seen its jobless figures fall has been welcomed by the city’s MP, Julian Huppert.
The number of unemployed in the city was 1,654 in November – three per cent of the total workforce – and a fall of 63 on the previous month.
Julian said: “This is good news. Cambridge has proved reasonably resilient to the effects of this economic downturn and the fact that people are managing to find jobs in such a difficult market is encouraging.
“But, while I remain optimistic about the long term prospects for job hunters in the city, it must be acknowledged that some of these jobs may be seasonal in the run up to Christmas. Having said that, however, it means that there are jobs on offer and there is always the chance that companies could retain some staff after the holiday period.
“At the same time, we must remember those people who are struggling to find work. It is particularly difficult at this time of year and I have every sympathy for those who are searching for jobs. I hope that the New Year will bring better news for them.”