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The number of people unemployed in Wales has fallen by 11,000, according to the latest figures.
Between September and November last year, a total of 82,000 people were out of work in wales, down 12 per cent from 93,000 the previous quarter. It's 22,000 less than between September and November 2014. The figures, from the Office for National Statistics show that across Wales a total of 1,415,000 were in employment.
Over the last year Wales has seen the joint largest reduction in the unemployment rate of anywhere in the UK, down 22,000. The fall in the claimant count levels in Wales has been amongst the highest across the UK and inactively has declined more sharply.
The employment rate in Wales has also improved strongly, up 48,000 over the year, with a pipeline of positive announcements such as today’s news of almost 90 new jobs at the Caerphilly-based Moorhouse insurance group.
Across the UK unemployment has fallen to a near eight-year low with a record number of people now in work.
The latest unemployment figures for Wales are published later.
Last month's statistics showed the number of people out of work, between August and October, fell by 11 thousand to 88 thousand. That's a rate of 5.9%.
Across the UK more than 31 million people had jobs.
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