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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 agriculture, forestry & fishing sector; public administration, defence, education & health sector (which is not the same as the public sector); and the other industries sector;
- the proportion of employment was equal in the production sector; and
- 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 2014 with earlier years:
- by 2014 workplace employment had increased to 1.397 million, this is the highest level since the series began
- between 2013 and 2014 total workplace employment increased by 31 thousand, or 2 per cent, the corresponding UK figure also 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 4 per cent in Conwy to 29 per cent in Flintshire;
- in public administration, defence, education & health sector, employment varied from 17 per cent of the total in Flintshire to 37 per cent Denbighshire.
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