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£7.6m funding boost for children and young people’s mental health services in Wales
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Section highlightTaxes in Wales
The devolution of some taxes to Wales from April 2018 provides us with the opportunity to reshape those taxes to better meet our circumstances and priorities.
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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 68.6 per cent, whilst the rate for East Wales was 70.9 per cent (Wales: 69.5 per cent, UK: 72.2 per cent).
- In West Wales and the Valleys, the employment rate was up 3.6 percentage points on 2001 compared to a 0.1 percentage point increase for East Wales (Wales up 2.4 percentage points and UK unchanged).
- The local authorities with the highest employment rates were Powys (78.1 per cent), Monmouthshire (74.1 per cent) and Isle of Anglesey (72.2 per cent). The lowest rates were in Ceredigion (64.8 per cent) and Blaenau Gwent (65.4 per cent).
Quarterly data are published on StatsWales and a report is published annually.
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