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New EU project to enhance coastal infrastructure in Wales and Ireland
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- New EU project to enhance coastal infrastructure in Wales and Ireland
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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
Monthly data which covers topics such as employment, indices, exports and earnings.
The Labour Force Survey estimates for the 3 months to January 2017
- Wales - The employment rate in Wales was 73.3 per cent. This is 0.4 percentage points up on the quarter and 1.6 percentage points up on the year.
- UK - The UK employment rate was 74.6 per cent. This is 0.2 percentage points up on the quarter and 0.5 percentage points up on the year.
- Wales - The unemployment rate in Wales was 4.4 per cent. This is up 0.1 percentage points on the quarter and 0.8 percentage points down on the year.
- UK - The UK unemployment rate was 4.7 per cent. This was down 0.1 percentage points on the quarter and 0.3 percentage points down on the year.
Economic inactivity rate
- Wales - The economic inactivity rate in Wales was 23.3 per cent. This is 0.4 percentage points down on the quarter and 1.0 percentage points down on the year.
- UK - The UK economic inactivity rate was 21.6 per cent. This is 0.1 percentage points down on the quarter and 0.2 percentage points down on the year.
- Claimant Count has been removed from the Office for National Statistics labour market release because it may now be providing a misleading representation of the UK labour market.
- From June 2015 the Claimant Count statistics were designated as experimental due to the impact of Universal Credit, which is designed so a broader span of claimants is required to look for work than under Jobseeker's Allowance. This means that once Universal Credit is fully rolled out, the Claimant Count is likely to be higher than it would otherwise be under Jobseeker's Allowance. The impact has increased as roll-out of Universal Credit has progressed and the seasonally-adjusted claimant count series has become more volatile.
- We will continue to publish Claimant Count data on StatsWales.
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