More jobs for unemployed workers welcomed by Huppert

17 July, 2013 No Comments

Cambridge’s unemployed workers are continuing to get back into jobs following news of a further fall in unemployment which has been welcomed by the city’s MP Julian Huppert.

Figures show that the number of people claiming Job Seeker’s Allowance in the city fell to 1,374 last month – a drop of 231 on the same period last year and 66 lower than in May this year.

“We are seeing a month on month fall in unemployment,” said Julian “and that is excellent news.

“This means employers are slowly becoming more optimistic about prospects for the future and can start making plans to add to their workforces and move forward. We are also seeing more and more young people taking up apprenticeships and other training opportunities giving them the skills they need to join the job market.

“But 1,374 people out of work is still too many and it can seem like an uphill struggle for those without a job. I hope that it will only be a matter of time before their fortunes change and they can have some positive news.”



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