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Job Creation

Volume 979: debated on Tuesday 19 February 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Wales what is his assessment of the excess in the number of jobs created over those lost in Wales in 1979.

Precise information on the numbers of jobs created and lost is not available but an indication of the net change can be gained by comparing overall levels of employment Figures for the whole of 1979 are not yet available. The latest estimates for a 12-month period show that in September 1979 there were 1,016,000 employees in employment in Wales compared with 1,006,000 in September 1978.