George Eustice has welcomed the news that the UK unemployment rate has fallen to its lowest level in 12 years.
It is also great news in the South West, where 248,000 more people are back in work since 2010.
In Camborne, Redruth and Hayle, the number of people claiming the key out of work benefits has fallen by 697 - a 41% drop - since 2010.
Figures also show the employment rate running at a record high.
George said "This is great news for our country and for local people. We need to make sure we continue to create better paid jobs for this part of Cornwall. As new companies arrive, I want to see them become successful and profitable enough to offer higher wages so that we encourage people to take work and stay in work".