In response to today’s unemployment figures the Welsh Liberal Democrat economy spokesperson Andrew Parkhurst said:
“The Welsh Government needs to work in partnership with the UK Government to ensure our economy recovers from COVID-19. Too many people have had their wealth as well as their health impacted this year and today’s unemployment figures are proof of that.
“Wales needs a radical new approach to build an economic recovery for everyone. The next Welsh Government must approach things differently. Welsh Liberal Democrats want a clear plan to help families facing hardship, create well paid jobs and build the green economy of the future.
“A priority for the next Welsh Government must be a Green Recovery plan spanning the full length of the next Senedd where we invest in insulating homes and schools, green transport, renewable energy and restoring lost biodiversity, with a green jobs guarantee.”