Commenting on the latest set of unemployment figures, Welsh Liberal Democrat Leader Jane Dodds said:
“This slight increase in unemployment figures will come as a blow to many especially those recently made redundant who are looking to return to work.
“The UK Government’s furlough scheme is keeping many a float, but it is not a sustainable solution if this pandemic continues.
“Welsh Liberal Democrats are calling for an economic re-think including the creation of a Green Jobs Fund.
“This government backed project would be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to both tackle potential mass unemployment, and reshape the economy on more environmental lines. The Green Jobs Fund would include a green jobs guarantee, giving people training in new, environmental industries such as renewable energy and insulating homes. Such jobs would include the productions and installation of home insulation products as well as and energy conservation and the creation and construction of new renewable energy projects.”