Economy

Page updated on: 30/01/2019

This outlines the economic profile to January 2019. The stock of active businesses in Carmarthenshire increased by 0.5% (+30 units) between 2016 and 2017. A total of 625 business ‘births’ and 635  ‘deaths’ were recorded with the total stock levels rising to 6,165.  

Economic Activity Rate

(working age, period to September 2018)
Source: Nomis, Annual Population Survey

Area Latest Value Annual Change
Carmarthenshire 75.7% -1.8%
Wales 76.2% +0.5%
UK 78.3% +0.3%

Employment Rate

(working age, period to September 2018)
Source: Nomis, Annual Population Survey

Area Latest Value Annual Change
Carmarthenshire 72.9% +0.5%
Wales 72.6% +0.7%
UK 75.0% +0.6%

Unemployment Rate

(claimants adjusted December 2018)
Source: Nomis, JSA Claimants

Area Latest Value Annual Change
Carmarthenshire 1.5% +0.4%
Wales 0.8% -0.3%
UK 0.8% -0.3%

Business Stocks (2017)

Source: Stats Wales

Area Latest Value Annual Change
Carmarthenshire 6,165 +0.5%
Wales 102,890 +4.5%
UK 2,925,600 +3.2%

Earnings

(full-time gross weekly, 2018)
Source: Nomis, Annual Survey of Hours & Earnings

Area Latest Value Annual Change
Carmarthenshire £511.40 +1.2%
Wales £518.60 +2.5%
UK £569.00 +3.4%

House Prices

(average house price, November 2018)
Source: Average House Price Index

Area Latest Value Annual Change
Carmarthenshire £145,791 +5.0%
Wales £161,499 +5.0%
UK £230,630 +2.8%

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