1. ITV Report

Unemployment figures fall by 1,000

The number of people unemployed in Wales has gone down. Photo: ITV News Wales

Unemployment in Wales has fallen by one thousand, in the first three months of the year.

The Office for National Statistics figures showed from January to March, 132,000 people were out of work, down one thousand. The unemployment rate for the quarter was 9%.

Across the UK, the number of people out of work fell by 45,000 to 2.63 million.

Commenting on the figures, Paul Kenny from the GMB said :

Paul Kenny, GMB General Secretary said, “That there are 2.63 million people without jobs shows the extent to which the government gamble with the economy has failed. So instead of borrowing to support the economy and to continue the recovery the government has had to borrow to fund the recession.

We have spent the last two years going backwards and this is why the electorate have voted down this failed policy.”

– Paul Kenny, GMB Secretary