THE Prime Minister has hailed the latest fall in unemployment in the York Outer constituency, and the new agri-science developments which will create further jobs.

David Cameron was responding during Prime Minister's Questions toTory MP Julian Sturdy, who - speaking after the June jobless figures were released - said unemployment had more than halved in the constituency since 2010.

The PM said the claimant count in York Outer was down by 42 per cent over the past year, and by 61 per cent since the last General Election.

"Every single one of these people getting a job is someone having a livelihood and the chance to provide for their family," he said, adding that he was sure new Environment Secretary Liz Truss would want to make an early visit.

Mr Sturdy claimed the strong job figures in York were another clear sign that the Government's long-term economic plan was working, not just in London but across the North.

He added that he had invited the Minister to see how York was leading the way in agricultural technology, following Government investment in developments including a new food science campus at Sand Hutton and a'Bio-Hub' at the University of York to host high-tech industrial biotechnology companies.