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Securing Wales’ Future: First Minister Carwyn Jones and leader of Plaid Cymru Leanne Wood set out Wales’ post-referendum plan
The First Minister of Wales Carwyn Jones and leader of Plaid Cymru, Leanne Wood have published a plan for Wales as the UK moves towards negotiations on leaving the European Union.
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- Securing Wales’ Future: First Minister Carwyn Jones and leader of Plaid Cymru Leanne Wood set out Wales’ post-referendum plan
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The scheme will support local community and environmental projects in areas affected by the disposal of waste to landfill.
Final Budget 2017-18 »
The amount of funding allocated to Welsh Government Main Expenditure Groups (MEGs) for 2017-18 is £15bn.Learn more »
- Statistics & Research
The Annual Population Survey (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 70.6 per cent, whilst the rate for East Wales was 72.0 per cent (Wales: 71.1 per cent, UK: 73.7 per cent).
- In West Wales and the Valleys, the employment rate was up 5.7 percentage points since 2001 compared to a 1.2 percentage point increase for East Wales (Wales up 4.0 percentage points and UK up 1.5 percentage points).
- The local authorities with the highest employment rates were Powys (77.8 per cent), Monmouthshire (76.9 per cent) and Wrexham (75.0 per cent). The lowest rates were in Blaenau Gwent (64.0 per cent), Ceredigion (66.9 per cent) and Merthyr Tydil (66.9 per cent).
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