Scottish Labour Market Trends Vol.1 No.2

The latest (February 2017) data confirm a slight weakening in Scotland’s labour market over the course of 2016. Whilst the Scottish economy has continued to grow, the low levels of economic growth that we have seen have failed to generate sufficient demand to support higher employment. Scotland now lags the UK on all three key indicators.


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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.