MP hails fall in unemployment in South East Cambs

PUBLISHED: 17:01 16 April 2014

Sir Jim Paice

Sir Jim Paice

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MP Sir Jim Paice welcomed news today that unemployment had fallen again in his South East Cambridgeshire constituency.

The number of unemployed claimants in South East Cambs is now 799, which represents about 1.3 per cent of the economically active population aged between 16 and 64.

Figures released by the Office for National Statistics show the number of unemployed claimants in the area is 503 lower than in March 2013 and 75 lower than in February 2014.

The constituency has one of the lowest rates of unemployment in Britain.

Nationally, the level of unemployment fell by 77,000 in the three months to February. The national unemployment rate now stands at 6.9 per cent.

Sir Jim said: “South East Cambridgeshire has consistently one of the lowest levels of unemployment anywhere in the country but that must not disguise the need to continue to build our economic recovery to help those who even here are still out of work.

“In particular we need more businesses to offer apprenticeships so that our young people can have a real start to their working lives.”

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