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With A level results out tomorrow many young people will no doubt be thinking about jobs. Figures out today reveal that things appear to be getting better.
The unemployment rate fell by 7,000 in the period between April and June. It now stands at 126 thousand.
That means that 8.6 percent of people in Wales are jobless.
But despite the slight improvement-many youngsters here are still worried about the future as Ian lang reports.
Dr Kathryn Ringwald, an Economic specialist from the University of Glamorgan believes todays unemployment figures may have fallen but future job prospects in Wales could still be poor.
The number of people out of work in Wales has fallen by 7,000 between April and June to 126,000.
The unemployment rate here now stands at 8.6 per cent - down 0.4 per cent from last month's figures.
But that's still higher than the national average of eight per cent. Across the UK, unemployment fell by 46,000 between April and June to 2.56 million.
The latest figures from the Office for National Statistics, showing how many people in Wales - and across the UK - are out of work, are due out later this morning.
Last month's figures showed the number unemployed here rose by 2,000 between March and May to reach 133,000.
The rate of unemployment reached nine per cent in Wales, higher than the 8.1 per cent average across the UK as a whole.
Commenting on today's latest Labour Market Statistics for Wales, Business Minister Edwina Hart said:
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.
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