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Gross employment flows (or employment churn) for Wales

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  • Release date: 6 October 2015
  • Period covered: 2011 to 2014
Information about the number of jobs created and lost.

Jobs are created and destroyed in the Welsh economy on an on-going basis.  This takes place as some businesses expand and others contract.  It takes place as new businesses start up in, or enter into, Wales for the first time; whilst others abruptly leave or gradually disappear.  The difference between these processes of job creation and job destruction, or employment churn, is the net increase (or decrease) in employment in the Welsh economy.

This article provides the latest evidence about these changes in employment in Wales. The aim is to provide a perspective from which to judge any discussion about jobs created and jobs lost in Wales.  It is based on detailed analysis of extracts from the Inter-Departmental Business Register (IDBR), maintained by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).


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