Wales jobless total falls by 1,000

South Wales Argus: Wales jobless total falls by 1,000 Wales jobless total falls by 1,000

UNEMPLOYMENT in Wales has fallen by almost 1,000.

A total of 123,522 people were out of work between September and November last year, a fall from the previous quarter, according to the Office for National Statistics.

However the number of economically inactive people rose from 955,841 to 989,097.

The figures were welcomed by the Welsh Conservatives’ Nick Ramsay, AM for Monmouth, but he said it remains concerning unemployment and inactivity rates in Wales remain higher than the UK average.

Labour’s Edwina Hart, business minister, said the figures show the economic situation in Wales is still challenging.

“The poor performance of the global economy, together with spending cuts imposed by the UK Government, which will not support growth or jobs, mean our economic prospects continue to be very uncertain,” she said.

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12:38pm Thu 24 Jan 13

SuperTonic7th says...

It would be interesting to compare these figures with the recently anounced suicide figures. I wonder how many of these people are no longer claiming becuase they are dead.
It would be interesting to compare these figures with the recently anounced suicide figures. I wonder how many of these people are no longer claiming becuase they are dead. SuperTonic7th

8:39pm Thu 24 Jan 13

Limestonecowboy says...

SuperTonic7th wrote:
It would be interesting to compare these figures with the recently anounced suicide figures. I wonder how many of these people are no longer claiming becuase they are dead.
idiot.
[quote][p][bold]SuperTonic7th[/bold] wrote: It would be interesting to compare these figures with the recently anounced suicide figures. I wonder how many of these people are no longer claiming becuase they are dead.[/p][/quote]idiot. Limestonecowboy

11:49am Fri 25 Jan 13

SuperTonic7th says...

There's no call for that. Go and learn some manners.
There's no call for that. Go and learn some manners. SuperTonic7th

1:48am Sat 26 Jan 13

Newport Dave says...

I'm with you ST7th. It's one less each time on the list, and given the well documented suicide rates (since people pretty much need to produce a body and a death certificate to get into the "unable to work" catagory), there is a fair point in the initial posters' remarks.
I'm with you ST7th. It's one less each time on the list, and given the well documented suicide rates (since people pretty much need to produce a body and a death certificate to get into the "unable to work" catagory), there is a fair point in the initial posters' remarks. Newport Dave

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