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  • Release date: 19 September 2014
  • Period covered: September 2014
  • Next update: 15 October 2014
A monthly report which covers topics such as employment, indices, exports and earnings.

The Labour Force Survey estimates for the 3 months to July 2014

  • The employment rate for those aged 16-64 in Wales was 68.8 per cent, down 0.5 percentage points from the same period a year earlier. The UK average was 73.0 per cent, up 1.4 percentage points from the same period a year earlier.
  • The unemployment rate in Wales was 6.7 per cent of the economically active, down 1.3 percentage points from the same period a year earlier.  For the UK as a whole it was 6.2 per cent, down 1.5 percentage points from the same period a year earlier.
  • The economic inactivity rate for those aged 16-64 in Wales was 26.1 per cent, up 1.4 percentage points from the same period a year earlier. The UK average was 22.1 per cent, down 0.2 percentage points from the same period a year earlier.

The claimant count rate in August 2014 for Wales was 3.8 per cent of the workforce, down 1.3 percentage points on August 2013 (UK rate 2.9 per cent, down 1.3 percentage points over the year).

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