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Welsh People Are Out Of Poverty And Back To Work

By Michelle Duffy     Mar 9, 2007 in World
Wales hits highest employment figures in nearly thirty years due to UK goverment help for those struggling to find work.
The small country of Wales, part of th British Isles, has always found hard times since many of the working mines and quarries closed down. Small communities once built up surrounding the slate quarries to home the workers and their families.
Since the closure of these quarries, large numbers of homes in these communities found themselves with no work and no money. Being out in the hills, they were usually too far from the nearest towns to get jobs.
A recent report suggests that now, 72 per cent of people in Wales are now employed, leaving only the villagers in the southern parts of the country still looking for work.
Mr John Hutton, Work and Pensions Minister and First Minister, Rhodri Morgan will meet today to discuss further issues on the subject. Mr Hutton said recently, "We must go further and find new ways to support the hardest to help into work." He also added that attention was needed foremost in the valley areas where unemployment was still high.
The goverment plans to increase the employment figures for Wales to 80 per cent making lone parents and the disabled in a better position to find work.
This comes in the same week when it was suggested by the UK goverment that single parents should be back at work in some form of employement if their youngest child is over the age of 12.
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