Unemployment falls in Wales, ONS figures show


The UK government has hailed a fall in unemployment as a sign that the private sector is getting stronger.

In Wales, it dropped by 7,000 in the three months August compared to the previous quarter, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said.

Welsh Secretary David Jones said it showed that businesses were on the road to recovery.

The ONS put the number of people out of work at 125,000 - an unemployment rate of 8.3%.

BBC Wales' economics correspondent Sarah Dickins reports.

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