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The Masked Tulip

Unemployment Falls Only In Wales

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Back in the 1970s the Two Ronnies had a series about an England where Women dominated and men were submissive - for some reason the men all dressed as Hilda Ogden and the women marched around as leather-clad Dominatrice.

Anyhow, the Two Ronnies eventually escaped England to a land where men would always be men - Wales.

Looking at the below news report I realise that Wales is in fact a fantasy land - more like Mickey Mouse land. It just shows how much Wales is dependent upon Public Sector jobs and what a mess Wales will be when the PS job culls begins.

Wales is truly the lagging indicator of the UK. With unemployment rising everywhere but Wales. No wonder the numpties think that house prices will not fall in Wales and, no doubt, this will be heralded as another reason why Wales is 'special'. Nuts.

You know, thinking about it, I only know about 3 people who do not work for the PS in Wales.


Unemployment in Wales fell by a thousand in the three months to May, the only part of the UK to show a fall.

In the UK as a whole, unemployment rose by 281,000 to almost 2.4 million, the Office for National Statistics said.

First Minister Rhodri Morgan said the figures were "encouraging signs of resilience" for the Welsh economy.

Around 107,000 people are now out of work in Wales, or 7.5%, just below the UK jobless rate of 7.6%, last month the Welsh figures stayed at the same level.

Mr Morgan said: "While the global recession clearly has some way to go, these figures are evidence that the Welsh economy is showing encouraging signs of resilience.

"Whilst quarterly and monthly jobs data can be volatile, these latest figures continue an encouraging trend emerging over the last three months, during which unemployment in Wales remained unchanged."

He said the assembly government had worked closely with "business, banking, unions and other organisations "to ensure the recession is as short and as shallow as possible".

The BBC don't mention this much nowadays


Edited by The Masked Tulip

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We should be ever thankful to our English cousins for drip feeding us all their cash.

Mind you, most of Wales is at 25% or more below average EU GDP, so we need it. My own county is somewhere below Slovenia in the prosperity league. So we just take a chunk of your GDP instead :-)

An eternally grateful Gruffydd. ;)

Edited by gruffydd

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