Wales' unemployment rate now below UK average

The unemployment rate in Wales is now below the UK average.

While the jobless rate here has fallen from 7.2 per cent to 7.1 per cent - it has gone the other way for the UK as a whole, according to official figures released today.

The number of people out of work in Wales fell between October and December. Credit: PA

In the final three months of 2013, 105,000 people were out of work in Wales - a drop of 12,000 from the previous three-month period.

Read More: ITV News website updates on unemployment figures for UK

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Wales unemployment rate falls below UK average

The unemployment rate in Wales is now below the UK average. The jobless rate here has fallen from 7.2 per cent to 7.1 per cent.