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The First Minister has responded to the latest Labour Market Statistics.

First published:
15 June 2016
Last updated:

This was published under the 2016 to 2021 administration of the Welsh Government

First Minister Carwyn Jones said:

“The improving employment rate in Wales continues to outperform all other parts of the UK.

“We are now ahead of Scotland, England and Northern Ireland with the fastest growing rate of employment and the sharpest declining rate of unemployment over the last 12 months.

“At 4.8 per cent, the unemployment rate in Wales is lower than the UK average for the third consecutive month, while employment is close to its record highest rate. Meanwhile, inward investment into Wales also continues at historic high levels.

“Already in 2016 many companies such as Aston Martin, MotoNovo, TVR, Essentra, EE and BT have all chosen Wales as the place to locate or expand their new businesses, creating employment and training opportunities for thousands of Welsh workers.”