15,000 fewer people unemployed in Wales – Jenny Willott MP

December 12, 2012 3:03 PM

15,000 fewer people unemployed in Wales - Jenny Willott MP

Commenting on the latest unemployment figures, Jenny Willott MP said:

"More people are finding work in Wales, which is an encouraging sign that our local economy is getting back on track. It shows that the Coalition Government is taking the right steps to get more people into work so that we can leave these difficult times behind us.

"The national fall in unemployment was driven by the biggest drop in youth unemployment on record. Liberal Democrats have always been clear that getting young people into work is crucial to build a stronger economy.

"Youth unemployment can be devastating to the long-term career prospects of young people and that is why Liberal Democrats have put in place a £1bn Youth Contract to give young unemployed people in Wales a chance to earn or learn."

117,000 people were unemployed in Wales, 15,000 fewer than were unemployed in the last quarter.

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