10 November 2020
Ian Price, CBI Wales Director, said:
“The latest figures from the ONS show a substantial increase in unemployment in Wales across the quarter to September, and at a faster pace than in the rest of the UK.
“The figures make for worrying reading for Welsh businesses, and, just a day on from the end of firebreak measures, provide a reminder that jobs and firms remain at significant risk.
“The next few months will be crucial. Making sure that the UK and Welsh governments work together effectively, in partnership with business, to support firms under pressure will be key. Rolling out mass testing remains a priority, as is investment in job-creating projects – with a focus on digital skills and green jobs.”