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This report is based on statistics from three different sources that are already in the public domain, and provides estimates of workplace employment (or total jobs) in Wales. By also including detail over time, the report increases the information publicly available on jobs in Wales.
Using workplace employment as a measure to compare the industrial structure of Wales with that of the UK shows:
- employment in Wales was proportionately higher in the agriculture, forestry & fishing sector; public administration, defence, education & health sector (which is not the same as the public sector); and the production sector
- the proportion of employment was equal in the other industries sector
- employment in Wales was a lower proportion in the wholesale, retail, transport, hotels & food sector and the finance & business activities sector.
Comparing workplace employment in Wales in 2015 with earlier years:
- in 2015 workplace employment in Wales was 1.406 million. This is the highest level since the series began
- between 2014 and 2015 total workplace employment in Wales increased by 11 thousand, or 1 per cent. The corresponding UK figure increased by 2 per cent.
There was substantial variation between industries at the local authority level in Wales, for example:
- in the production sector, employment varied from 5 per cent in Conwy and Ceredigion to 25 per cent in Flintshire
- in the finance & business activities sector, employment varied from 9 per cent in Blaenau Gwent to 29 per cent in Cardiff.
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