Secretary of State Cheryl Gillan has welcomed latest Labour Market Statistics published today, which show a 10,000 rise in the employment level in Wales and fall of 13,000 in the Welsh economic inactivity level from the previous quarter.
The employment level in Wales for October-December 2010 rose to 1.335m, while the economic inactivity level dropped to 492,000 for the same period.
Mrs Gillan said: “The employment situation in Wales remains choppy but it is encouraging to see companies such as JCB in Wrexham, which I visited with the Chancellor last week, are once again recruiting and signing new contracts. It is good to see that things are improving for many Welsh companies. Of course, while these figures on employment and economic inactivity rates in Wales are welcome, we must not be complacent as they reinforce the need for constant vigilance and co-ordinated action across Governments to make sure we maximise opportunities to maintain and create employment in Wales.”