Night time economy framework »The framework aims to help develop a sustainable, healthy and safe night time economy in Wales.Learn more »
Welsh team set to compete at Special Olympics, thanks to Welsh Government and Disability Sport Wales funding
The Welsh Government and Disability Sport Wales are contributing £10,000 of funding each to enable a Welsh team to compete in the Special Olympics National Games in Sheffield this summer.
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Section highlightLandfill Disposals Tax Communities Scheme
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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