Unemployment in Wales the highest of any UK nation

Wage increases have soared to a new record high but are still being outpaced by inflation, figures show.
Official statisticians also revealed that the rate of unemployment in the UK increased from 3.9% to 4.2% in the three months to June, and the number of people with long-term sickness has increased to a record high.
For Wales unemployment was up on the previous quarter by 0.3% to reach 4.8% – the highest rate of any UK nation with England at 4.2%, Scotland 4% and Northern Ireland 2.7%. The number of unemployed in Wales is 74,000 or 71,000 for those aged between 16 to 64.
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