Figures out in the last half an hour have revealed that unemployment in Wales has risen slightly in the last quarter.
An extra two thousand people are out of work.
That now takes the total number here to 133,000.
Secretary of State for Wales Cheryl Gillan has urged businesses in Wales to seize upon the opportunities presented by electrification of the Great Western Mainline to Swansea and the Valleys, after ILO Labour Market Statistics released this morning showed that employment in Wales decreased slightly.
Today’s ILO statistics reveal that the labour market remains a complex picture in Wales, with a slight decrease in employment and a rise in unemployment as well as a fall for economic inactivity rate and level. The claimant count unemployment rate has remained static.
The Secretary of State said: