Unemployment falls in Wales by 2,000

Latest figures from the Office of National Statistics have revealed that Wales has seen the number of people out of work fall by 2,000 between February and April 2012. Unemployment was at 132,000, but with 17,000 more people out of work when compared with the same 3 month period last year.

Any fall in unemployment is very welcome but I remain cautious over the next few months given the continuing economic challenges we face.

– Chris Grayling, Employment Minister

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Latest unemployment figures

Figures from the Office of National Statistics show latest figures for employment in Wales