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Unemployment in Wales falls faster than across the UK

The unemployment rate in Wales between May and July has fallen to 4.1% while for the UK as a whole it remains at 4.9% for a third month. 

The number of people unemployed in Wales is 63,000, 10,000 fewer than three months earlier and down 35,000 for the same period a year ago. 

Overseas visitors spent a total of £444 million in Wales in 2016

A record breaking year of spending in Wales from overseas visitors in 2016 - helping to build a stronger economy.

Tourism is a key industry for Wales - bringing jobs, growth and security for the whole of the UK. Tourism supports 132,400 jobs in Wales, 10% of all Welsh jobs.