Plaid Cymru: New Jobless figures “Alarming”


Party calls again for urgent government action

Responding to the latest unemployment figures that show a large increase in Wales, Plaid Cymru Economy Spokesperson Alun Ffred Jones AM said:

“These figures underline the urgent need for a comprehensive package of measures from the Welsh government to get to grips with the economic crisis.  It’s clear that the situation in Wales is deteriorating more quickly than in other parts of the UK.  In particular, the increase in the number of young people who are out of work is utterly alarming.

“We need spending on infrastructure projects in order to boost the economy and create jobs in all parts of Wales.

“The economic crisis is hitting us here in Wales now – but yet the Labour Welsh Government still isn’t taking any action.  This can’t go on – and these figure show why.”