Monthly data which covers topics such as employment, indices, exports and earnings.

The Labour Force Survey estimates for the September to November 2018

Employment rate

Chart showing the percentage of the population aged 16-64 who are employed for Wales and the UK. The employment rate in the UK is higher than in Wales over the last 10 years. The rate has steadily increased in the UK over the last 4 years but has fluctuated in Wales.   The employment rate in Wales has fluctuated over this period, but has increased in the latest quarter.

  • Wales: The employment rate in Wales was 75.8%. This is 0.7 percentage points up on the quarter and 3.1 percentage points up on the year.
  • UK: The UK employment rate was 75.8%. This is 0.2 percentage points up on the quarter and 0.4 percentage points up on the year.

Unemployment rate

Chart showing the percentage of economically active people aged 16+ who are unemployed for Wales and the UK. The unemployment rate has decreased overall in both Wales and the UK over the last 4 years.

  • Wales: The unemployment rate in Wales was 3.9%. This is 0.1 percentage points up on the quarter and 0.9 percentage points down on the year.
  • UK: The UK unemployment rate was 4.0%. This is unchanged on the quarter and 0.2 percentage points down on the year.

Economic inactivity rate

Chart showing the percentage of the population aged 16-64 who are economically inactive for Wales and the UK. The economic inactivity rate in Wales is higher than in the UK over the last 10 years. The rate has steadily decreased in the UK over the last 4 years but has fluctuated in Wales.    The economic inactivity rate in Wales has fluctuated over this period, but has decreased in the latest quarter.

  • Wales: The economic inactivity rate in Wales was 21.0%. This is 0.9 percentage points down on the quarter and 2.6 percentage points down on the year.
  • UK: The UK economic inactivity rate was 21.0%. This is 0.3 percentage points down on the quarter and 0.3 percentage points down on the year.

Reports

Key economic statistics, January 2019
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