Finally, some good news in time for Christmas - a steady decrease in unemployment across Ely and Fenland
- Credit: Archant
More people are in work in Wisbech and Cambridgeshire than this time last year, new figures show.
Statistics announced this week by East Anglia Job Centre Plus demonstrate a successful year in getting local people into work.
In Wisbech, the amount of unemployed 18 to 24-year-olds has fallen by 15 per cent from October to November from 220 people to 185.
Year on year, the overall figures show a 21 per cent unemployment decrease.
Julia Nix, district manager, said: “These figures are really good for Wisbech. There has been a consistent rise in labour market work.
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“There is a really buoyant labour market in Cambridgeshire, with science parks, agriculture, retail, construction, logistics, hospitality and many other roles. We seem to be in a much better place than we were this time last year.
“We are hoping that we will see unemployment fall again next month, but December, January and February are our toughest months.
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In Ely the amount of unemployed 18 to 24-year-olds has dropped by 11 per cent,