Employment, Unemployment and Economic Inactivity in Wales

Tuesday 24 April, 2018 Written by 
Employment, Unemployment and Economic Inactivity in Wales

Monthly data which covers topics such as employment, indices, exports and earnings.

The Labour Force Survey estimates for the 3 months to February 2018

 

 

Employment rate

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Wales: The employment rate in Wales was 73.0 per cent. This is 0.3 percentage points up on the quarter and 0.1 percentage points down on the year.

UK: The UK employment rate was 75.4 per cent. This is 0.1 percentage points up on the quarter and 0.8 percentage points up on the year.

Unemployment rate

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Wales: The unemployment rate in Wales was 4.6 per cent. This is 0.3 percentage points down on the quarter and 0.3 percentage points down on the year.

UK: The UK unemployment rate was 4.2 per cent. This is 0.1 percentage points down on the quarter and 0.4 percentage points down on the year.

Inactivity rate

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Wales: The economic inactivity rate in Wales was 23.4 per cent. This is 0.2 percentage points down on the quarter and 0.3 percentage points up on the year.

UK: The UK economic inactivity rate was 21.2 per cent. This is unchanged on the quarter and 0.4 percentage points down on the year.

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