Scottish Labour Market Trends Vol.1 No.1

Headline trends paint a relatively mixed picture of Scotland’s labour market. Employment remains close to record highs but the fall in unemployment can be explained by a rise in inactivity rather than new jobs. Heightened global uncertainty since the EU referendum and the US election, coupled with rising inflation, make the next 18 months or so a critical time for Scotland’s labour market.


The Fraser of Allander Institute (FAI) is a leading economy research institute based in the Department of Economics at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow.

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Labour Market Trends is jointly produced by the FAI and SCER and aims to shed light on key developments in Scotland’s labour market. Alongside a summary of recent trends and the outlook, the report also highlights longer trend developments and areas for discussion.