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  • Release date: 22 January 2016
  • Period covered: 3 months to November 2015
  • Next update: 17 February 2016
A monthly report which covers topics such as employment, indices, exports and earnings.

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

Employment rate

  • Wales - The employment rate in Wales was 70.5 per cent. This is 0.4 percentage points down on the quarter and 1.8 percentage points up on the year.
  • UK – The UK employment rate was 74.0 per cent. This is 0.5 percentage points up on the quarter and 1.1 percentage points up on the year.

Unemployment rate

  • Wales - The unemployment rate in Wales was 5.5 per cent. This is 0.7 percentage points down on the quarter and 1.6 percentage points down on the year.
  • UK – The UK unemployment rate was 5.1 per cent. This is 0.3 percentage points down on the quarter and 0.8 percentage points down on the year.

Economic inactivity rate

  • Wales - The economic inactivity rate in Wales was 25.2 per cent. This is 1.0 percentage points up on the quarter and 0.7 percentage points down on the year.
  • UK – The UK economic inactivity rate was 21.9 per cent. This is 0.2 percentage points down on the quarter and 0.5 percentage points down on the year.

For December 2015: Claimant count rate

  • Wales - The claimant count rate in Wales was 3.0 per cent. This is unchanged on the month and 0.4 percentage points down on the year.
  • UK – The UK claimant count rate was 2.3 per cent. This is unchanged on the month and 0.3 percentage points down on the year.

Contact

Tel: 029 2082 5017
Email: economic.stats@wales.gsi.gov.uk

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