Richard Darlington, from the Institute for Public Policy Research, commented on the organisation's survey suggesting 41,000 extra under-25s will be out of work this year.
"I'm afraid that the signs for the economy according to the Office for Budget Responsibility is that the slowdown is going to continue." he said.
"Unfortunately, unemployment tends to lag the rest of the economy and we're not going to see unemployment fall in Wales until about 2013."
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There will be long clear spells tonight, which will lead to a cold night for all.
Wales midfielder Joe Ledley has angrily denied accusations that he laughed at Seamus Coleman's horror injury in Dublin.
A dry, sunny and warm afternoon.