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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 »
Living Longer: Ageing Well
The third phase of the Welsh Government’s pioneering Strategy for Older People in Wales has been launched.
- ‘Enterprise Troopers’ set to storm Wales’ primary schools
- “Wales is leading the way on Sustainable Procurement” – Jane Hutt
- Living Longer: Ageing Well
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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
- Higher Education (Wales) Bill: Technical consultation
- Renting Homes White Paper
- Strategic Environmental Assessment: Environmental Report, Rural Development Plan for Wales 2014-2020
- The draft School Governors’ Annual Reports (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2013
- The future of agricultural statistical data collection methods in Wales
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, September 2009
The Labour Force Survey estimates for the 3 months to July 2009 show:
- The employment rate of people of working age in Wales was 69.4 per cent, down from 71.8 per cent in the same period a year earlier. The UK average was 72.5 per cent.
- The ILO unemployment rate in Wales was 8.1 per cent of the economically active, up from 5.6 per cent in the same period a year earlier. For the UK as a whole it was 7.9 per cent.
- The rate of economic activity amongst people of working age in Wales was 75.8 per cent, down from 76.3 per cent in the same period a year earlier. The UK average was 78.9 per cent.
The claimant count rate in August 2009 for Wales was 5.7 per cent of the workforce, up 2.4 percentage points on August 2008 (UK rate 5.0 per cent).
The claimant count rate in August 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 4.2 per cent.
The Short Term Employment Surveys for the quarter ending June 2009 estimate that:
- Employee jobs in Wales fell by 32,000 (2.8 per cent) over the year to stand at 1.122 million. UK employee jobs fell by 2.6 per cent over the same period to stand at 26.5 million.
- Employee jobs in manufacturing in Wales fell by 15,000 (9.4 per cent) over the year. Over the same period there were falls across most industries, the largest being in the service industries (down 22,000 or 4.6 per cent). There was an increase in education, health, public admin and other services (up 4,000 or 0.8 per cent).
The value of exports of goods for the for quarters up to and including quarter 2 2009 from Wales rose by 8.4 per cent over the previous four quarters and rose by 60.4 per cent over 1999. Exports for the sum of UK countries and English regions fell by 0.4 per cent and rose by 36.8 per cent over the same periods respectively.
The detailed quarterly Labour Force Survey datasets on StatsWales (external link) were updated to include the new labour market information on 17 September 2009.
The monthly claimant count data is now available on StatsWales, please use the links below to access the data:
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16 October 2009