Progress on major health conditions delivery plans »We remain committed to ensuring that quality improvement remains at the centre of our approach for the future of NHS Wales.
£36m EU-backed investment in research and innovation for Welsh business
A new £36m EU-backed scheme to develop post-graduate research and innovation skills in partnership with small and medium-sized businesses has been announced by the First Minister
- Taking Wales Forward
- Statement by the First Minister of Wales: Moving Wales Forward
- £36m EU-backed investment in research and innovation for Welsh business
- Consultation on Procurement Regulation in Wales
- National Outcomes Framework for Youth Work
- Proposed changes to Planning Policy Wales Chapter 6: The Historic Environment
- Building Regulations Sustainability Review
- Support for foundation years
- Support for postgraduate study and part-time engineering, technology or computer science degrees
Section highlightEnvironment (Wales) Act 2016
The act puts in place the legislation needed to plan and manage Wales’ natural resources in a more proactive, sustainable and joined-up way.
Assembly bills »
Bills that the Welsh Government will bring forward.Learn more »
Section highlightWelsh taxes: a conversation
Share your thoughts on a new Taxpayers’ Charter.
Final Budget 2016-17 »
The amount of funding allocated to Welsh Government Main Expenditure Groups (MEGs) for 2016-17 is £15bn.Learn more »
- Statistics & Research
The APS combines the boosted samples of the Labour Force Survey and provides rolling four-quarter labour market data for UK countries and regions and also for local areas. For Wales, the APS consists of a sample of about 18,000 households every year.
- The employment rate for the population aged 16 to 64 in West Wales and the Valleys was 69.2 per cent, whilst the rate for East Wales was 72.0 per cent (Wales: 70.3 per cent, UK: 73.5 per cent).
- In West Wales and the Valleys, the employment rate was up 4.3 percentage points since 2001 compared to a 1.2 percentage point increase for East Wales (Wales up 3.2 percentage points and UK up 1.2 percentage points).
- The local authorities with the highest employment rates were Monmouthshire (78.1 per cent), Powys (76.7 per cent) and Wrexham (75.8 per cent). The lowest rates were in Ceredigion (64.1 per cent), Blaenau Gwent (64.9 per cent) and Neath Port Talbot (65.6 per cent).
Quarterly data are published on StatsWales and a report is published annually.
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