The latest unemployment figures in Wales are once again very troubling – reflecting the toll that the Coronavirus pandemic has taken on jobs.
Figures from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) show that between the months of June and August, the unemployment rate rose sharply to 3.8%.
This means that 15,000 more people are now counted as jobless compared with March to May.
The rate of economically inactive people has also risen to 24.4%, which is higher than the average rate across the UK.
The UK unemployment rate is the highest it has been for three years and redundancies have risen to the highest level since 2009.
Whilst these figures are worrying, PRIME Cymru would like to reassure people in Wales who have found themselves out of work, through redundancy or other circumstances, that we are here to help them achieve their goals.
Director of Operations, Hayley Ridge-Evans, said: “Although the news about the increase in the unemployment and redundancy rate is not good, there are jobs to be had, and we will work with mature individuals to help identify skills and experience to give them the best chance of finding paid employment.”