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Economic Situation: Wales

Wales Office written question – answered on 3rd April 2019.

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Photo of Naseem Shah Naseem Shah Shadow Minister (Equalities Office) (Women and Equalities)

What recent assessment the Government has made of the strength of the Welsh economy.

Photo of Alun Cairns Alun Cairns The Secretary of State for Wales

The Welsh economy is continuing to thrive. The employment rate in Wales is up 3.4 percentage points over the last year, over twice as high as the increase in any other part of the UK, with an extra 78,000 people in work. Unemployment also continues to fall. The rate of unemployment in Wales is now half the 2010 level, with 57,000 fewer people unemployed.

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