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Good news as unemployment falls – but Wales still lags behind

January 23, 2013 12:42 PM

The latest figures, as reported by the BBC, show that, despite the propaganda being put about by the opposition, the policies of the UK Government are bringing down unemployment.

Across the UK, unemployment fell by 37,000 between September and November to 2.49 million - the lowest figure since May 2010.

However, Wales is still lagging behind the rest of the UK despite a very welcome fall of 1,000 in the number of people out of work here. 8.4% are out of work in Wales as opposed to 7.7% in England.

It shows that the Labour Welsh Government are still some way off the mark when it comes to economic growth in Wales. This despite Labour election promises to 'protect' the people of Wales.

The figures certainly make a mockery of comments made by Frances O'Grady, the new general Secretary of the TUC. In the sort of highly political interview we now expect from senior Union figures she claimed that the rest of the UK would do well to follow the lead of the Welsh Government. Not a view that would presumably be shared by those who are unemployed or facing the risk of unemployment.