Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Employment grows in Wales

The latest figures from the Office of National Statistics show that for the quarter September to November 2011 as compared to the previous quarter of June to August 2011 the number of people employed in Wales grew.

In summary:

  • The total economically active grew by 12,000
  • The total in employment grew by 13,000
  • The number claiming unemployment allowance fell by 1000
  • The number classed as economically inactive fell by 9000
This needs to be compared with the fact that for the UK overall, the number of unemployed actually rose to 8.4% from 8.3%, the highest since January 1996.

See also: BBC News

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