Welsh Labour’s candidate for Gower, Tonia Antoniazzi, has welcomed new figures which show that the number of young people not in education, employment or training in Wales fell during 2016.
Tonia said: “These latest figures show the difference that a Welsh Labour Government makes.
“Whilst young people are amongst those bearing the brunt of the UK Government’s austerity agenda, Labour in Wales is investing in our future.
“I have seen the impact that schemes like Jobs Growth Wales have had on the lives of young people, including in Gower, and am proud that our party has not turned our back on them.”
Figures from the Annual Population Survey (APS) show that:
A number of schemes supported by the Welsh Labour Government are helping young people into work, including Jobs Growth Wales. Supported by the European Structural Fund, Jobs Growth Wales provides unemployed young people aged 16-24 with a job opportunity for six months. Since it launched in 2012, almost 15,000 job vacancies were filled through the programme, with a further 2,365 filled by March 2017.