2045 more Cambridge people are out of work since lockdown began, according to new figures released today.


There are now 3,420 people in the city aged between 16 and 64 claiming unemployment related benefits.


The news came as national labour market stats showed the number of people reporting they had been made redundant rose to a record high of 370,000 in the three months to October.


Daniel Zeichner MP said: “These are worrying figures and behind every number is a struggling family. We can see the shuttered shops and quiet cafes, and how local tourism has been devastated. But it is also no coincidence that redundancies rocketed to record levels when the clock was ticking down to the Chancellor’s furlough cliff edge before his last minute U-turn. I very much hope he learns his lessons and gives clarity right now ahead of the next furlough cliff edge in January. We now have the worst recession of any major economy and Cambridge people are paying the price.”

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