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  • Release date: 20 February 2015
  • Period covered: December 2014
  • Next update: 18 March 2015
A monthly report which covers topics such as employment, indices, exports and earnings.

The Labour Force Survey estimates for the 3 months to December 2014

  • The employment rate for those aged 16-64 in Wales was 69.2 per cent, down 1.5 percentage points from the same period a year earlier. The UK average was 73.2 per cent, up 1.2 percentage points from the same period a year earlier.
  • The unemployment rate in Wales was 6.7 per cent of the economically active, down 0.3 percentage points from the same period a year earlier.  The UK average was 5.7 per cent, down 1.5 percentage points from the same period a year earlier.
  • The economic inactivity rate for those aged 16-64 in Wales was 25.7 per cent, up 1.9 percentage points from the same period a year earlier. The UK average was 22.3 per cent, unchanged from the same period a year earlier.

The claimant count rate in January 2015 for Wales was 3.3 per cent of the workforce, down 1.2 percentage points on January 2014 (UK rate 2.5 per cent, down 1.1 percentage points over the year).

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