Monthly data which covers topics such as employment, indices, exports and earnings.
The most recent data in this report is for the three months to May 2020.
While the majority of the time period for these Labour Force Survey estimates cover the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, other data sources offer a timelier and more complete picture in understanding the impact of COVID-19 on the economy.
Wales: The employment rate in Wales was 74.8%. This 0.8 percentage points up on the quarter and 0.4 percentage points down on the year.
UK: The UK employment rate was 76.4%. This is 0.2 percentage points down on the quarter and 0.3 percentage points up on the year.
Wales: The unemployment rate in Wales was 2.7%. This is 1.0 percentage points down on the quarter and 1.2 percentage points down on the year.
UK: The UK unemployment rate was 3.9%. This is unchanged on the quarter and 0.1 percentage points up on the year.
Economic inactivity rate
Wales: The economic inactivity rate in Wales was 23.1%. This is unchanged on the quarter and 1.5 percentage points up on the year.
UK: The UK economic inactivity rate was 20.4%. This is 0.2 percentage points up on the quarter and 0.4 percentage points down on the year.
Monthly earnings from Pay As You Earn Real Time Information
Median pay has grown in recent years but has fallen over the past few months.
In the three months to May 2020, the median monthly pay for Wales was £1,702. This is less than the UK average of £1,809 per month.
Compared with the same period the previous year, Wales saw an increase in monthly pay of 0.7%; the fourth fastest growth across the 12 UK countries and regions.
Key economic statistics, July 2020 , file type: PDF, file size: 1 MB
Datasets and interactive tools
Telephone: 0300 025 9016
Telephone: 0300 025 8099