The biggest forecasted area for improvement between now and 2017 is infrastructure, with average growth of 14.3% per year. That's providing the project to build a new nuclear power station at Wylfa on Anglesey goes ahead from 2016, which will also generate work for a wide number in the supply chain.
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A survey for the Welsh Government shows that people living in Blaenau Gwent are the least satisfied with their area as a place to live.
The rainy and unsettled conditions mean pollen levels will be low today but will go up to moderate for Thursday and Friday.
The more persistent rain will gradually move northwestwards leaving some southern parts dry later.