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Section highlightHouses into homes This report details findings to emerge from the evaluation during the first six months of delivery (April to September 2012).
Written Statement - Update on tobacco policy »Standardised packaging of tobacco products and Sub Committees on The Smoke-free Premises etc. (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2012.Learn more »
National Library base for US Radio Travel programme
On Saturday 25 May, The National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth will be host to US radio star, Peter Greenberg.
- Industry and government plan for a healthy future for farming in Wales
- Historic garden is a breakfast TV star
- National Library base for US Radio Travel programme
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Section highlightAccess to information
The Welsh Government has followed the principles of openness in government for many years. Find out how you can make a freedom of information request or see requests that have already been made.
Sky lanterns: environmental and risk assessment »To establish an evidence base to help any future policy decisions on sky lanterns and helium balloons.Learn more »
- Future management of private water supply pipes
- Amendments to the Motor Vehicle (Competitions and Trials) Regulations 1969 and the Motor Vehicles (Off Road Events) Regulations 1995
- Higher Education (Wales) Bill: Technical consultation
- Consultation - Local Authorities (Standing Orders) (Wales) Regulations 2006 (Amendment) Regulations 2013
- Draft action plan for pollinators
Featured consultation »Implementing the Domestic Fire Safety (Wales) Measure 2011
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Section highlightFurther and Higher Education (Governance and Information) (Wales) Bill 2013
Removes a number of technical restrictions and controls on colleges without changing the principal powers of colleges to provide further, higher and secondary education.
Legislative programme 2012 - 2013 »
Addressing the Assembly in the Senedd today, the First Minister, Carwyn Jones, detailed the eight bills in the Welsh Government’s 5-year Legislative Programme that will be brought forward during the second year of the Welsh Assembly.Learn more »
Section highlightCommunity Infrastructure Levy
Local authorities can charge a Community Infrastructure Levy on new developments to support the infrastructure needed.
2nd Supplementary Budget 2012-13 »
Proposes a number of changes to the 1st Supplementary Budget for 2012-13, which was published on 26 June 2012.Learn more »
Key Economic Statistics, July 2009
The Labour Force Survey estimates for the 3 months to May 2009 show:
- The employment rate of people of working age in Wales was 69.8 per cent, down from 72.5 per cent in the same period a year earlier. The UK average was 72.9 per cent.
- The ILO unemployment rate in Wales was 7.5 per cent of the economically active, up from 5.2 per cent in the same period a year earlier. For the UK as a whole it was 7.6 per cent.
- The rate of economic activity amongst people of working age in Wales was 75.6 per cent, down from 76.7 per cent in the same period a year earlier. The UK average was 79.1 per cent.
The claimant count rate in June 2009 for Wales was 5.6 per cent of the workforce, up 2.6 percentage points on June 2008 (UK rate 4.8 per cent).
The claimant count rate in June 2009 for West Wales and the Valleys was 4.5 per cent of the resident population of working-age. The rate for East Wales stood at 4.0 per cent.
Other new information released this month is summarised below.
Annual Population Survey estimates for the year to December 2008 show:
- The working age employment rate in West Wales and the Valleys was 68.9 per cent. The rate for East Wales stood at 73.8 per cent.
- The ILO unemployment rate in West Wales and the Valleys was 6.7 per cent of the economically active. The rate for East Wales stood at 5.7 per cent.
- The rate of economic activity amongst people of working age in West Wales and the Valleys was 74.1 per cent. The rate for East Wales stood at 78.4 per cent.
- ILO long-term unemployment (i.e. unemployed for 12 months or more) in Wales accounted for 21.2 per cent of the unemployed, below that for the UK as a whole (23.4 per cent).
- ILO youth unemployment (i.e. 16 to 24 year olds) in Wales was 17.6 per cent of the economically active, above the UK average of 15.0 per cent.
The Index of Production for the four quarters to quarter 1 2009 for Wales fell by 2.1 per cent compared with the same period a year ago. The UK index fell by 6.3 per cent over the same period.
The Index of Construction for the four quarters to quarter 1 2009 for Wales fell by 13.8 per cent compared with the same period a year ago. The UK index fell by 4.1 per cent over the same period.
The detailed quarterly Labour Force Survey datasets (external link) on StatsWales were updated to include the new labour market information on 15 July 2009.
The monthly claimant count data is now available on StatsWales, please use the links below to access the data:
Tel: 029 2082 5017
14 August 2009