Number of people out of work and claiming Jobseeker's Allowance drops across South West Wales
THE number of people out of work and claiming Jobseeker's Allowance fell in South West Wales from October to November.
In Swansea the claimant count fell from 5,352 in October to 5,012 in November.
In Neath Port Talbot the claimant count also fell in the same period from 3,316 to 3,076.
And in Carmarthenshire the number of people out of work and claiming Jobseeker's Allowance fell from 3,689 in October to 3,624 in November.
The claimant count also fell across Wales from 80,400 in October to 79,400 in November.
The number of unemployed people in Wales fell 15,000 from 132,000 in the three months from May to July to 117,000 in the three months from August to October.
Across the UK the claimant count fell by 3,000 down to 1.57million while the number of people unemployed for the three months from August to October stood at 2.51 million, down from 2.59 million for the three months from May to July.
The number of redundancies across the country stood at 147,000 for August to October which was up 5,000 on the previous quarter.
Employment Minister Mark Hoban welcomed the fall in unemployment across the UK and said: "Once again these figures show that the private sector is creating far more jobs than are being lost in the public sector.
"It's a credit to British businesses that they're proving wrong those cynics who claimed the private sector wouldn't be able to step up."
Welsh Secretary David Jones said: "The latest figures have underlined the importance of Welsh Government ministers working with their UK Government counterparts to maximise economic growth potential in Wales."