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Economic Profile - May 2017

The stock of active businesses in Carmarthenshire increased by +2% (+115 units) between 2014 and 2015. A total of 635 business ‘births’ and 490  ‘deaths’ were recorded with the total stock levels rising to 5,960.


Economic Activity Rate
(working age, period to December 2016)
Source: Nomis, Annual Population Survey

Area Latest Value Annual Change
Carmarthenshire 76.6% +1.0%
Wales 74.8%  -0.1% 
UK 77.7%  +0.1% 

Employment Rate
(working age, period to December 2016)
Source: Nomis, Annual Population Survey

Area Latest Value Annual Change
Carmarthenshire 73.1% -2.0%
Wales 71.2%  +0.9% 
UK 73.9%  +0.4% 

 

Unemployment Rate
(claimants adjusted March 2017)
Source: Nomis, JSA Claimants

Area Latest Value Annual Change
Carmarthenshire 1.4% -0.2%
Wales 1.5% -0.4% 
UK 1.3% -0.3% 

Business Stocks (2015)
Source: Stats Wales

Area Latest Value Annual Change
Carmarthenshire 5,960 +2.0%
Wales 95,010 +2.8% 
UK 2,672,025 +4.7% 

Earnings
(full-time gross weekly, 2016)
Source: Nomis, Annual Survey of Hours & Earnings

Area Latest Value Annual Change
Carmarthenshire £495.50 +6.6%
Wales £498.30 +2.2% 
UK £538.70 +2.2% 

House Prices
(average house price, February 2017)
Source: Land Registry

Area Latest Value Annual Change
Carmarthenshire £129,371 +2.5%
Wales £145,293 +1.8% 
UK £217,502 +5.8% 

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Page updated on: 17/05/2017

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