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  • Release date: 19 June 2015
  • Period covered: 3 months to April 2015
  • Next update: 15 July 2015
A monthly report which covers topics such as employment, indices, exports and earnings.

The Labour Force Survey estimates for the 3 months to April 2015

  • The employment rate for those aged 16-64 in Wales was 70.3 per cent, up 0.4 percentage points from the same period a year earlier. The UK rate was 73.4 per cent, up 0.7 percentage points from the same period a year earlier.
  • The unemployment rate in Wales was 6.4 per cent of the economically active, down 0.2 percentage points from the same period a year earlier.  The UK average was 5.5 per cent, down 1.1 percentage points from the same period a year earlier.
  • The economic inactivity rate for those aged 16-64 in Wales was 24.8 per cent, down 0.2 percentage points from the same period a year earlier. The UK rate was 22.2 per cent, up 0.1 percentage points from the same period a year earlier.

The claimant count rate in May 2015 for Wales was 3.0 per cent of the workforce, down 1.0 percentage points since May 2014 (UK rate 2.3 per cent, down 0.8 percentage points over the year).

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Email: economic.stats@wales.gsi.gov.uk