Job Creation: Private Sector

Wales written question – answered on 3rd July 2012.

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Photo of Owen Smith Owen Smith Shadow Secretary of State for Wales

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many private sector jobs have been created in Wales since May 2010; and in which areas.

Photo of Dame Cheryl Gillan Dame Cheryl Gillan The Secretary of State for Wales

According to figures released by the Office for National Statistics on 1 March 2012, for the first quarter of 2010, 923,000 people were employed in the private sector in Wales. The latest figures available are for the third quarter of 2011 and show that 967,000 people were employed in the private sector in Wales, an increase of 44,000. At present there are no industry level figures available.

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